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The Nordic Collegiate Programming Contest (NCPC) is the Nordic Championships in Competitive programming in teams for university students. Both student teams and professional teams are welcome to participate.
The constest is run on https://ncpc21.kattis.com.
A solution walk through will be streamed at 16:15 at https://youtu.be/7tPmFRIH6ng.
9th of October
|10:00 - 10:30||E:A||Last minute information|
|11:00 - 16:00||Where ever in the E-building or At home||The contest|
|16:00 - 16:15||Pizzas outside of E:A|
|16:00 - 17:00||Streamed from E:A||Solution session & Prize ceremony|
This year you participate from your own computers (please read the rules below). It will be possible to participate both on site (in the E-building) and from home.
Apptus sponsors the LTH-site contest this year. The top 3 student teams will receive diplomas and a dinner/lunch with Apptus.
Also the top student teams will have the possibility to participate in the regional contest NWERC, which will take place the 20th-21st of November.
NCPC is an annual 5 hour contest where your team are given 8-13 algorithmic problems to solve.
The problems vary greatly in difficulty, from beginner level to extremely hard.
Solve each problem by:
Kattis will tell you if your program:
If you submit a program which is not correct, but you later in the contest solve the problem, you receive some penalty time for the incorrect attempt.
At LTH this contest is used as the qualifier for the regional contest NWERC. The top student teams that are ICPC-eligible will advance to NWERC.
The contest was created in Lund in 1991 by Roy Andersson at the department of Computer Science at Lund University, and has since been organized yearly. In 1996 it became the Swedish Championships, and in 2011 it became the Nordic Championships. At http://cs.lth.se/contest/ information, images and previous scoreboards are archived.
Due to Covid-19 the rules have changed since 2019 and before. In short:
Your team is ICPC-eligible (can compete in the student contest) if all team members fulfills the following criteria:
If these criteria does not hold for all team members, your team instead participate in the open contest.
The full rules can be found at the official NCPC 2021 website.
If you have not previously participated in NCPC a great way to prepare is to have a look at the problems from last year. Solve the problems ordered by how many people solved them during the contest - marked by green on the scoreboard. For example last year 192 teams solved problem M, but no teams solved problem L.
If you wish to help spread the word about NCPC, please attend our facebook event, and invite your friends!