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The 2016 ACM-ICPC Asia Qingdao Regional Contest Held in UPC

From Nov. 12 to 13, the 2016 ACM-ICPC Asia  Qingdao Regional Contest was held in China University of Petroleum. 326 teams from 188 universities, including UPC, Peking University, Tianjin University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, participated the contest and competed for the opportunity of attending the 2017 World Final.  

   According to the contest rules, every team had three students who should deal with ten or more complex programming problems in the limited time. The teams which gave the right solution in the least time would be the winners. It was a job of cooperation and students should have strong logic ability and psychological qulity.

    Launched by Association of Computing Machinery in 1974, the ACM-ICPC (International Collegiate Programming Contest) is a multitier, team-based, programming competition for college students of computer software. It is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world and is referred as Olympics of the IT industry.  The contest fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure.n   It  involves a global network of universities hosting regional competitions that advance teams to the ACM-ICPC World Finals. this year, there were five regional contests held in China, Dalian, Shenyang, Qingdao, Beijing, Hongkong. 

    Editor: Bu Lingduo

    Source: UPC News Center

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