The task description will be published in this blog when the contest starts. Solutions to the task must be submitted online before the contest ends. Details of the submission procedure will be announced along with the contest task.
This is an open contest. Anybody may participate except for the contest organizers and members of the same laboratory as the the contest chair's. No advance registration or entry fee is required.
Participants may form teams. A team consists of every person who contributes ideas and/or code towards a submission. Teams may have any number of members. Individuals may only be members of a single team and teams may not divide or collaborate with each other once the contest has begun.
Any programming language(s) may be used as long as the submitted program can be run by the judges on a standard Linux environment with no network connection. Details of the judges' environment will be announced later.
There will be prizes for the first (US$1,000) and second ($500) place teams as well as a discretionary judges' prize ($500). There will also be a total of $6,000 travel support. (The prizes and travel support are subject to the budget plan of ICFP 2011 pending approval by ACM.)
In addition, the organizers will declare during the conference that:
- the first place team's language is "the programming language of choice for discriminating hackers",
- the second place team's language is "a fine tool for many applications", and
- the team winning the judges' prize is "an extremely cool bunch of hackers".
Additional announcements about the contest will be made at http://www.icfpcontest.org/. Questions can be posted as comments to the blog or e-mailed to icfpc2011-blogger AT kb.ecei.tohoku.ac.jp (please replace AT with @).
We look forward to your participation!
The contest organizers: Hidehiko Abe, Yumi Arai, Kenichi Asai (observer), Noriko Hirota, Atsushi Igarashi (observer), Kazuhiro Inaba, Arisa Iwai, Chihiro Kaneko, Shinya Kawanaka, Moe Masuko, Yasuhiko Minamide (observer), Ryosuke Sato, Yu Shibata, Yu Sugawara, Takeshi Tsukada, Kanae Tsushima, Yayoi Ueda, and Eijiro Sumii (chair).