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Iran Reps at Int'l ACM ICPC 2017 Named

Iran Reps at Int'l ACM ICPC 2017 NamedIran Reps at Int'l ACM ICPC 2017 Named

Students at Sharif University of Technology ranked first in the 18th round of Tehran ACM ICPC 2016, a five-hour programming competition.

The student teams competed to solve 12 programming problems.

This year's event was held on December 23 at the prestigious center of higher learning and was sponsored by the local Android app store, Cafe Bazaar, the Persian-language technology website zoomit.ir reported.

A total of 82 teams from 47 major Iranian universities participated in this round of Tehran ACM ICPC 2016 with the hosts clinching the top four ranks, followed by a programming team from the University of Tehran in fifth place.

The competition was designed to determine which teams will represent Iran in the international ACM ICPC 2017.

The ICPC, or the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, is an annual multi-tiered programming competition among universities of the world sponsored by IBM. ACM ICPC 2017 will be held in May and the venue is likely to be South Dakota in the US.

Only one team from each university can participate in the international contest . Iran’s second representative in ACM ICPC 2017 tournament will be the programming team from the University of Tehran which ranked fifth.

During 2016 edition in Tehran and alongside the main contest an artificial intelligence challenge was also held during which algorithms designed by university teams competed in a strategic, maze-based game.

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