SEERC 2020-2021

Additional details for the SEERC rules for running online


Dates: 22-23 May 2021

Contest rules

The ICPC regional general contest rules can be found at the ICPC web site: official ICPC regional rules.

Given the exceptional circumstances, this year SEERC will be conducted online. The following temporary rules are intended to accommodate for this situation and take precedence over the official ICPC regional rules by specifying some additional details.

The additional rules are similar with the rules adopted and used for this edition, in other European ICPC contests


Contestants are allowed to participate from any location of their choice. Team members do not have to gather at the same location. Thus, there can be several eligible situations:

·      All teams participate in the contest from their University’s premises

·      Each team gathers in a separate location, inside or outside University premises

·      Each team member participates in the contest from a different location

Devices and Communication

Contestants are allowed to use their own computers and electronic devices. Contestants are allowed to use the Internet during the contest, with the following restrictions:

·      Contestants are not allowed to publish or post any information on the internet during the contest.

·      Contestants must only use information that was published before the start of the contest.

·      Contestants must communicate only with their team members, organizers and jury during the contest

If the members of the team participate in the contest from different location, then the contestants can communicate during the contest only with their own team members and are encouraged to set up a private voice or video conference for their team during the contest. Contestants are also allowed to communicate with organizers and the jury through the "Clarifications" interface in the judging system, where any and all issues during the contest or questions about the problem statements should be directed. Contestants are not allowed to communicate with anyone else (including but not limited to their coach, friends, contestants from other teams, or anyone else on the internet or in person) during the contest, not using the Internet nor any other types of communication.

Contestants are allowed to use preexisting code found on their computers or on the internet, provided that it does not violate any other rules about internet access (in particular, the code must have been published before the start of the contest). However, any code copied off the internet must be explicitly marked with a comment containing a URL to the original source. If the code is from different internet sources and you do not indicate the original source the team can be disqualified.


There are no restrictions on software use during the contest. Contestants are allowed to use any operating system, IDE or editor they like, and configure that software in any way they like before the contest. In particular, contestants may configure their editor to use a code template of their choice, provided it does not violate any other rules about use of existing code.

The judging system will only accept solutions written in C, C++, Java and Python 3.

The teams will be informed about the exact compiler versions used on the judge machines before the starting the contest.



To participate in the contest, please register on the ICPC website before 14th of May 2021. The registration process is similar to the one in previous years. For any queries regarding the organization of the contest, please send an email to and