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King Faisal University

College of Computer Sciences & Information Technology

Contest Rules:

  1. Students participating in the local contest will compete as team. There will be 5-6 teams of three students each. In each team, only ONE team member is allowed to hold a baccalaureate degree. Effectively, this means that each team will likely consist of two undergraduates and one grad student.
  2. Each team must select a coach from the faculty members from the college.
  3. A team may submit as many solution attempts ("runs") for a given problem as they wish.
  4. The team who solves the most problems in the 5 hours period wins. In the case of ties (which are almost assured), the student with the lowest total time wins.
  5. The total time is the sum of the time consumed for each problem solved. The time consumed for a solved problem is the time elapsed from the beginning of the contest to the submittal of the accepted run plus 20 penalty minutes for every rejected run for that problem regardless of submittal time. There is no time consumed for a problem that is not solved.
  6. Scoring will be similar (but not identical) to the actual ACM competition.
    Rankings will be determined by the number of problems completed.

The local contest will be conducted using C or Java on lab computers in the college of computer science and Information technology.