ACM-ICPC Asia Dhaka Regional Contest- 2016 held at UAP


The two-day long ACM-International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) was held at the University of Asia Pacific (UAP) permanent campus on November 19, 2016.

The first three champions are BUET Rayo, BUET Omnitrix, DU_Censored won position and awarded trophy and money. CUET_GirlsarePearl has been awarded as the Top Girls Team-have been awarded Crest & Check bond.

Mr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, MP, Finance Minister addressed as the Chief Guest at the Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony. Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP, State Minister, ICT Division and Mr. Qayum Reza Chowdhury, Chairman, Board of Trustees, UAP addressed as the Special Guests.

There are two rounds of contests, namely Online Preliminary Contest and Onsite Contest. A total of 1,665 teams were registered for the online preliminary contest. Among them, these 1,566 teams from 81 institutes had participated on October 15, 2016. On the previous ACM-ICPC 2015 preliminary contest, 985 teams from 75 institutions had participated. This rising trend (over 65%) reflects the growing interest in this event among young programmers of Bangladesh. This year, all-Girls' Team participation is the highest - a total of 129 teams. Out of them, a total of 125 teams have been contested Onsite Contest.

Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), UAP organised the Regional Final ICPC entitled "2016 ACM-ICPC Asia Dhaka Regional Contest".

The 2017 World Finals will be held in Rapid City, South Dakota on May 20 – 25, 2017, hosted by Excellence in Computer Programming, Inc. The highest ranked 3 to 4 teams from ACM-ICPC Asia Dhaka Regional Contest 2016are likely to get chance to attend the World Finals.

Professor Abdul Mannan, Chairman, University Grants Commission inaugurated the contest as Chief Guest. Inauguration Ceremony is also addressed by Mr. Shyam Sunder Sikder, Secretary, Information and Communication Technology Division (ICTD) and Mr. Qayum Reza Chowdhury, Chairman, Board of Trustees, UAP.