The 2018 ACM-ICPC Asia Hong Kong Regional Contest

Time: 17th November (SAT) and 18th November (SUN) 2018

Venue: Cyberport, Hong Kong

Asia Hong Kong has obtained approval from Asia Director for the following:
The World Finals Teams allocated to Asia Hong Kong will be at least one team which is determined by calculation of formula specified in Asia Rules. The best ranked team in Asia Hong Kong, who is not qualified for WF from other Asia Regionals, will be the team advancing to WF 2019 from 2018 Asia Hong Kong Regional Contest. This team can be any team home to any of three Asia Administrative Sub-regions. Any university in the Asia region is eligible to register in ACM-ICPC Hong Kong Regional Contest 2018.



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All universities in Asia can register for the contest. There is no online preliminary contest. Each university can register at most ONE team to participate in the regional contest in Nov. The maximum number of teams is 60.


The following universities have higher priority in participating in the contest. For other universities, the registration is first come first serve.

  • Universities who have organized/will organize ACM ICPC regional contests in 2018. (please email with the contest website)
  • Universities in Hong Kong/Macau


The coaches of the accepted teams will receive invitation letters by email with payment instruction. The registration fee of the contest is USD 200. The team should complete the payment by 4th Oct 2018 (THUR) to confirm the registration.


17th Nov 2018 (SAT)
Time Event Venue Participants
12:30-14:00 Registration
  • Lucky draw & team photo taking
Function Room, Level 3,
Core E, Cyberport 3

數碼港三座三樓 E區會議廳
14:00-14:45 Opening ceremony
  • Speech from the department head
  • Team introduction
All participants
14:45-15:15 Contest rule briefing Contestants
14:45-15:15 Practice contest Contestants
18th Nov 2018 (SUN)
Time Event Venue Participants
08:30-09:00 Registration Function Room, Level 3,
Core E, Cyberport 3

數碼港三座三樓 E區會議廳
09:00-09:30 Contest preparation Contestants
09:30-14:30 Programming contest
  • sandwiches and drinks will be provided during the contest)
12:00-13:00 Lunch for coaches The Arcade, Cyberport Coaches
14:30-16:30 Break (move to City University of Hong Kong) All participants
17:00-17:50 Closing & award ceremony
  • Speech from sponsor (if any)
  • Problem analysis
  • Award giving, photo taking
City University of Hong Kong LT401 (next to the swimming pool) All participants


Two ways to reach Cyberport by yourself:

  • Take bus 30X at Central MTR station
  • Take bus 970 at Mong Kok

You can also take taxi from any MTR station (like Admiralty, Central, Wong Chuk Hang)

A more complete list of ways could be found at Here

From Cyberport to CityU on November 18, you are strongly recommended to take 30X and switch to MTR (subway) at Central, or 970 to Mong Kok area and switch to MTR at Mong Kok East station (You need to ask the driver which stop is closest to Mong Kok East station).


There will be the following categories of awards:

  • Champion: the highest ranked team
  • First Runners-up: the second highest ranked team
  • Second Runners-up: the third highest ranked team
  • Gold Awards: teams ranked 10%
  • Silver Awards: teams ranked next 20%
  • Bronze Awards: teams ranked next 30%


Contest Info (Rules)

  • References and stationery that a team can bring into contest rooms:
    • [1] No limit on number of books and printed materials;
    • [2] Pens, pencils, rulers, compasses, and so on
  • During the contest, teams have to wear ICPC T-shirts and badges
  • Any electronic devices (e.g., smart phones, personal computers, USB flash disks, memory cards, portable disks, and programmable calculators) should not be taken into the contest.

  • 1 Judging Environment

    1.1 OS

    • Microsoft Window 7

    1.2 Languages

    1.2.1 C

    1. IDE:

      Dev C++ 5.11/Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

    2. Submissions:


    1.2.2 C++

    1. IDE:

      Dev C++ 5.11/Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

    2. Submissions:

      *.cc / *.cpp / *.cxx / *.c++ / *.C

    1.2.3 Java

    1. IDE:

      Java SE Development Kit with Netbeans IDE

    2. Submissions:


    1.3 Control System

    2 Coding Environment

    • The coding environment of this contest will be almost identical to that of 2017 ACM-ICPC World Finals. The contest image of 2017 ACM-ICPC World Finals could be found here. The only difference is this contest will use PC2 as the online judge system instead of KATTIS.

    2.1 OS & Languages & Control System

    • The same as Judging Environment.

    2.2 Desktop

    • Microsoft Window 7

    2.3 IDEs

    2.3.1 C / C++

    • Dev C++ 5.11/Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

    2.3.2 Java

    • Java SE Development Kit with Netbeans IDE

    2.4 Reference Materials

    Confirmed Universities:

    • Beihang University
    • Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
    • China University of Geosciences, Beijing
    • Chu Hai College of Higher Education
    • City University of Hong Kong
    • Dongguan University of Technology
    • Fudan University
    • Guilin University of Electronic Technology
    • Harbin Institute of Technology at Shenzhen
    • Hong Kong Olympiad in Informatics
    • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    • Hunan University
    • Nanjing University
    • Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • Nanjing University of Science and Technology
    • Peking University
    • Renmin University of China
    • School of Software Engineering, South China University of Technology
    • Shandong University
    • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    • Shanghai Polytechnic University
    • Shanghai University
    • South China Agricultural University
    • South China Normal University
    • South China University of Technology
    • South University of Science and Technology of China
    • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • Tianjin Polytechnic University
    • University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
    • University of Hong Kong
    • Wenzhou University
    • Wuhan University
    • Xi'an Jiaotong University
    • Xidian University
    • Zhejiang Chinese Medical University
    • Zhejiang University
    • Zhongshan (Sun Yat-sen) University