Additional details for the SEERC
rules for running online
22-23 May 2021
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
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
· 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
are allowed to use their own computers and electronic devices. Contestants
are allowed to use the Internet during the contest, with the following
· 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
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.
judging system will only accept solutions written in C, C++, Java and Python
The teams will be informed about the exact compiler versions
used on the judge machines before the starting the contest.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com