The regional contest director is Ryan Stansifer (Florida Tech), the UWF site director is Bernd Owsnicki-Klewe (UWF), the Georgia Southern site director is James Harris, and the chief judge is David Van Brackle. The organizers can be contacted via e-mail: ser2011@cs.fit.edu.

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) sponsors an international programming contest for college students, known as the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) sponsored by IBM. Teams of three students write computer programs to solve a set of problems in five hours. Programming teams from the states of MS, AL, GA, SC, and FL compete at the Southeast Region (SER) Contest; the best team represents the region at the world finals. The goal is to improve the skills necessary to solve problems with computers. (See the ACM ICPC entry external link at Wikipedia or visit the ICPC official WWW site external link.)

The 2011 ACM Southeast USA regional programming contest will be held Sat, 29 Oct 2011. The practice round will be between 11am and noon EDT, the contest from 1:30pm to 6:30pm EDT. The contest is distributed via the Internet over several sites:
GA Southern logo See Georgia Southern University at Statesboro, Georgia.
Florida Tech logo Florida Tech in Melbourne, Florida. directions; parking; registration: 3nd floor of Harris (6-9pm, Fri) and 9-10:30am, Sat; Florida Tech schedule
UWF logo See University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida.

No local ACM chapter? No local practice squad? No matter! We can help virtually.

Managers must register their teams on-line at the ICPC WWW site external link. Registration is $40 per person if paid by Sat, 1 Oct 2011. Fill out this form and send a check directly to the contest director; do not bring checks or cash to the contest.

Like last year, the contest will be conducted in a GNU/Linux environment. The programs can be submitted in Ada, C, C++, C#, Fortran95, Java, Haskell, Pascal, and Python. DomJudge will again be the contest management software.

During the contest the current standings of the teams will be posted and updated continuously (until the last hour of the contest when updates will be discontinued). After the contest the final results will be posted. Eventually the final results will be posted at the official ICPC WWW site external link.

Last modified: Sun Oct 30 15:06:59 EDT 2011