King Faisal University

College of Computer Sciences & Information Technology


In 2007, the College of Computer Sciences and Information Technology (CCSIT) considered the needs to enhance the problem solving and programming skills of its students. Consequently, the CCSIT yearly organizes a Local Programming Contest (LPC) among its undergraduate students in the second semester. LPC is a step towards further enforcing the commitment of CCSIT, KFU, for the development of Computer Science, Information Technology, and related fields. As a distinctive event, it is focused on providing a platform for students to improve and demonstrate their problem solving and programing skills.

The LPC is a team contest. It pits teams of three with one computer against a host of problems in a limited time-frame. Typically, 5 or more problems are posed with five hours to solve. These problems can generally be solved by careful analysis and application of algorithms taught in undergraduate studies. The local programming contest follows the rules similar to the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contests.