Informatics Stars

March 10th, 2014

Informatics Stars

Informatics Stars

The demand for informatics is growing every day in the world. According to a research “Information and Communication Technologies” is one of the top professions among high school students. The Informatics Stars Online Programming Contest is a national competition oriented to high-school students organized by Epoka University. We invite all high school students to use their imagination and passion to solve challenging problems:

THE CONTEST IS A CHANCE TO:

  • Use acquired skills and knowledge to provide innovative and creative solutions
  • Participate in the future of technology and software industry
  • Contribute to Albanian society in computer science
  • Learn new technological skills.
  • Test yourself against the brightest students around Albania.
  • Make new friends.

DEADLINES

Beginning of Registration                     March 10, 2014
Online Registration Deadline              April 20, 2014
Contest                                                     April 26, 2014

PRIZES

1st place   75% scholarship
2nd place   50% scholarship

REGISTRATION AND RULES

Official language of INFORMATICS STARS ONLINE PROGRAMMING CONTEST is Albanian and English. The questions will be in English and Albanian only.

REGISTRATION

  • The registration for the competition can be completed on the web site http://cen.epoka.edu.al/impc
  • Participants must be less than 19 years old and registered to high schools that meet high school education requirements.
  • 11th and 12th year students from high schools can take part in the contest
  • If an 11th grade student gets a degree in the contest, his/her scholarship is reserved for the year after.
  • Participants are responsible of what information they enter during registration. In case of any misspelled name or any other information organization committee won’t accept any responsibility.
  • For international contestants: Please enter the participant's name in the registration form carefully, which will be used for the visa invitation. A spelling mistake may cause trouble for you during visa application.
  • Registered participant student names cannot be changed after the deadline of registration.

THE CONTEST SITE

  • The contest takes place on the site http://acm.epoka.edu.al:8080
  • There are sample questions on the site and participants can practice for the contest after their registration.
  • There will be 5 programming questions.
  • Online Contester Ranking Calculation
  • The students are put in descending order according to the number of questions solved.
  • If many students solve the same number of questions, then, they are put in ascending order according to the time spent solving the questions.
  • Every wrong submission is count 20 minutes time penalty