2018 ICPC
Asia-Yangon Regional
Programming Contest

UCSY will host the third 2018 ICPC Asia-Yangon Regional Programming Contest under auspices of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). The winner team(s) of the Asia-Yangon Regional Contest is eligible to participate in the World Finals. University of Computer Studies, Yangon (UCSY) aims to meet Asian students to establish friendship, to promote fair competition in programming and applications, to solve problems with team work, and to carry out international level programmable talented students.

Registration and Contest Dates

Registration Opening: September 1, 2018 (Saturday)
Registration Closing: October 31, 2018 (Wednesday)

Contest Rehearsal: December 8, 2018 (Saturday)
Contest Day: December 9, 2018 (Sunday)

Team Registration: Asia-Yangon Regional Page
Problem Sets:  |AR-Yangon-2016 |AR-Yangon-2017
Previous Contests:  |AR-Yangon-2016 |AR-Yangon-2017

Registration Fee

Foreign Team Registration Fee: US$ 200

  • For a team with 3 contestants and 1 coach

  • Extra US$ 35 for each extra person

Local Team Registration Fee: 100,000 Kyats

  • For a team with 3 contestants and 1 coach

  • Extra 30,000 Kyats for each extra person

Only on-site registration payment will be accepted.


Programming Environment

Each team at the contest will be provided with one PC with the following configurations:

Operating System
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Geany, gedit, Sublime Text

Eclipse, NetBeans

Java (jdk 1.7.0 and above)

GNU C++ compiler : g++ 4:5.3.1-ubuntu1
GNU C compiler : gcc 4:5.3.1-ubuntu1

Judging System

Regional Contest Rules

Adapted for the local site, these rules conform to the official ICPC Regional Rules.
All participants (contestants and coaches) must read and follow rigorously the contest rules in order to achieve a fair competition.

Pre Contest

  • A calculator and any electronic devices or storages such as mobile phones, CD, DVD, USB flash drive, MP3 player, iPod, iPad, electronic dictionary are NOT permitted. However, each contestant is allowed to bring one paper dictionary and some personal and stationary items such as pen, pencil, ruler into the contest room. Blank paper will be provided at each team.
  • A team can bring up to 3 identical copies of Team Reference Document which is defined as follows:
    Team Reference Document consists of legal or A4-size papers containing notes and/or printed pages (single-sided or double-sided). The total number of pages of the document must not exceed 25 pages. All pages must be numbered and the team name and university must appear at the header of every page. All of the copies of Team Reference Document and other permitted items will be reviewed by inspector and left at team's workstation on the first day (practice session) to be used in the contest session on the next day.
  • All teams will use the same equipment and software environment as provided by the organizer. No substitution of keyboards or other hardware will be allowed for the competition. The provided keyboard has a standard QWERTY keyboard layout.
  • All contestants must wear the contestant T-Shirt and the ID badge (provided on-site) throughout the contest. Only 3 contestants per team are allowed to get into the contest room.

Scoring and Ranking

  • A problem is solved when it is accepted by the judges. The judges are solely responsible for accepting or rejecting submitted runs.
  • The total time of a team 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.
  • Teams are ranked according to the most problems solved. For the purposes of awards, or in determining qualifier(s) for the World Finals, teams who solve the same number of problems are ranked by least total time. In case of equal total time, the less time of the latest problem solved of each team (not including penalty time for that problem) will determine the higher ranked team. If still equal, the time of next-latest problem(s) will be considered.
  • During the contest the live scoreboard (containing the number of problems solved of each team and the current ranking) will be shown to the people outside the contest rooms. The contestants and coaches can also have an access to the live scoreboard during the contest. However, the scoreboard will be frozen at about 1 hour before the end of the contest in order to keep the final results secret.
  • Please visit our official Facebook for latest information.
  • The scoreboard will be published in this link in every 15 minutes before it is frozen.
  • In Contest

    • At least 10 problems will be posted. So far as possible, problems avoid dependence on detailed knowledge of a particular applications area or particular contest language. Of these problems at least two will be solvable by a second-year computer science student and the rest will determine the winner.
    • Solutions to the contest problems submitted for judging are called runs. Each run is judged as accepted (Yes) or rejected (No) by the judges, and the team is notified of the results within a few minutes after the reception of the run.
    • A team should stay logged-in to the PC2 system throughout the contest time with their own account. Logging-in as another team is considered as a cheat.
    • Team should inform the volunteers if they do not get reply from the judges within 15 minutes after submission. Volunteers will report that to the judges. Teams should also notify the volunteers if any problem concerning PC2 system (disconnection, forgotten password, program freezing, ...) occurs. This sort of complains will not be taken into consideration later.
    • Notification of rejected or accepted runs to the contestant teams will not be suspended at the last one hour of the contest time but to keep the final result secret the displayed scoreboard will not be updated at last one hour.
    • A contestant may submit a clarification request to judges. If the judges agree that an ambiguity error exists, a clarification will be issued to all contestants. A trivial request may be not responded.
    • Contestants are not to converse with anyone except members of their team and personnel designated by the organizing committee. Systems support staff may advise contestants on system-related problems such as explaining system error messages.
    • A team may be disqualified by the Contest Committee for any cheat or attempt of cheat. A team may also disqualified for any activity that jeopardizes the contest such as dislodging extension cords, unauthorized modification of contest materials, or distracting behavior.
    • While the contest is scheduled for a particular time length (5 hours), the judges have the authority to alter the length of the contest in the event of unforeseen difficulties. Should the contest duration be altered, every attempt will be made to notify contestants in a timely and uniform manner.
    • With the help of volunteers the contestants can have printout of their program listings for debugging purposes. Each team has printing quota of 30 pages.

    Post Contest

    • Any complains about the contest must be made to the Contest Committee and Judges with 30 minutes after the contest.
    • In consultation with the judges, the Contest Director determines the winners of the contest. The contest director and judges are empowered to adjust for or adjudicate unforeseen events and conditions. Their decisions are final.
    • The official contest result and ranking will be announced after the contest in the closing ceremony.


    December 8, 2018 (Rehearsal Day)
    @ University of Computer Studies, Yangon
    08:00-09:00 Team Registration Lobby, Main building
    09:00-11:00 Opening Ceremony Ceremony Hall
    11:00-12:30 Lunch Time Theatre B, Building B
    12:30-14:30 Practice Session
    (2 hours)
    Contest Machine Rooms
    (A, B and C)
    14:30-15:00 Transportation to Hotels Main Building

    December 9, 2018 (Contest and Excursion)
    @ University of Computer Studies, Yangon
    07:30-08:30 Team Arrival
    and Breakfast
    Main Building
    08:30-13:30 Contest Competition
    (5 hours)
    Contest Machine Rooms
    (A, B and C)
    13:30-14:30 Lunch Time Theatre B, Building B
    14:30-15:00 Shuttle Buses leave for Excursion Main Building

    December 9, 2018 (Closing and Awarding Ceremony)
    @ Ball Room, Taw Win Garden Hotel
    45 Pyay Road, Dagon Township, Yangon
    18:00-18:30 Registration
    18:30-21:00 Closing and Awarding Ceremony
    and Buffet Dinner
    21:00-21:30 Transportation to Hotels and Dormitories
    Global Sponsor

    Supported by:  Jet Brains
    Asia-Yangon Site
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    Asia-Yangon Page


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    Texas State University
    United States of America