IMPC for Epoka Students 2013-2014

November 1st, 2013


Online Programming Contest 2013-2014

For Epoka University Students


"Intelligent Minds" online Programming Contests are series of competitions aiming to develop and increase programming skills of youngsters.


Objectives of the competition:

  • help young generations to develop their programming skills

  • help students to develop instantaneous solutions for problems

  • develop abilities to work in groups

  • use acquired skills and knowledge to provide innovative and creative solutions

  • participate in the future of technology and software industry

  • contribute Albanian society in computer science

  • learn new technological skills

  • test yourself against the other students from the field

  • make new friends


The contest :

The contest has two phases.

  • The group competition phase

  • Individual  competition phase

The first phase is organized in groups and prepares the students to the individual phase.


Group Phase:

The contest is organized as a series of competitions for Epoka University students. This group phase aims to prepare students for the individual contest. Students from other institutions can participate to the contest for practicing purposes.

  • The contest series includes 1 preparatory contest and 3 other contests

  • Every contest will have 4 questions.

  • Problems can be solved in C/C++ or Java programming languages.

  • The contest is for group of 3 or 4 students

  • Any undergraduate student from any department of Epoka University can participate.

  • There can be at most 2 or 3 members from the same grade, and at least one member must be from a different grade.

  • The groups will submit their solutions using the same username. Any user from the group can solve any question.

  • The teams can participate to the first and second contests online from anywhere. The final contest for finalist candidates will be organized at the university lab.


Online Contester Ranking Calculation

  1. The students are put descending order according to the number of questions solved.

  2. If many students solve the same number of questions, then, they are put in ascending order according to the time spent solving the questions.

  3. Every wrong submission is count 20 minutes time penalty

  4. The ranking after the 3 contests is calculated according to the number of questions solved and the time used (penalty) in all three contests.

Timeline for Online Group Contests

  1. 9-Nov-13, Preparatory contest

  2. 14-Dec-13, The First contest

  3. 11-Jan-14, The Second Contest

  4. 1-Mar-14, The Final Contest


Individual Competition Phase

Epoka university and prospective Epoka Unversity students can participate to the activity. There are 4 contests including an intensive study week. 

  1. 29-Mar-14, The First Individual Exam

  2. 27 April - 3 May Intensive study week

    1. 29 April Second Contest

    2. 30 April Questions discussion

    3. 2 May Third Contest

    4. 3 May Questions discussion

  3. 10 May-14, The Final Individual Exam


Calculating the winner:

There are three contests and a final. Final exam is count in place of two regular exams. Thus, other three exams has 60% effect and the final exam has 40% effect on the result calculation.


When calculating the student ordering: The student who solved the most number of questions in the least time (penalty) takes the first place.

The Contest Site and application:

     Apply for group contest from here

     Apply for individual contest from here.




Group Phase:

  • The students in the winning teams will get the following

    • First place group: for each student (5000Lek  + Certificate)

    • Second Place: for each student (3000Lek  + Certificate) 

    • Third Place:  for each student (2000Lek  + Certificate)

Individual Phase:

  • The Participants will get participation certificate

  • The top 6 students will get Diploma

    • First place: 1 Student x 21000Lek,  + Certificate

    • Second Place: 2 Students (10000Lek each, + Certificate) 

    • Third Place: 3 Students x Certificate

  • Top 3 students will be invited to represent Epoka University at ACM South Eastern Europe Contest at Romania.
    • Plane Tickets : Every student pay his own ticket (Around 200E each)
    • Accommodation and meals by the university