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ICPC Swiss Subregional Contest 2021-2022

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Event start time 27.11.2021 09:15

Event end time 27.11.2021 16:30

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The VIS ACM committee invites you to the ICPC Swiss Subregional Contest 2022 sponsored by Citadel | Citadel Securities on Saturday, November 27th at 9:15 to 16:30! Meeting point: HG G1.

ICPC is the world's largest collegiate coding contest, and once again we are looking for talented programmers who are skilled enough to represent ETH! The first step is to participate at the Swiss Subregional, happening right here in Zurich.

Fortunately, the situation is looking better than last year and we'll be able to hold the contest in real life! A valid COVID certificate and a mask worn at all times is mandatory.

The competition is individual (no teams) and held according to the usual ICPC format: 5 hours, 5 to 12 problems. There will be food served for lunch and after the contest. Here's a rundown of the rules:

  • You will be able to choose between a variety of languages, including ICPC's official languages: C, C++, and Java.
  • The contest will be held on ETH computers in a closed-book format; no online resources of any kind are allowed, and you are not allowed to use any code that you didn't write during the contest.
  • Each solved problem gives exactly one point. There are no partial points and ties will be broken using a time-based penalty.
  • You will need a Codeforces account to participate. You should create this account in advance of the contest on

The contest is open to all ETH students. Among the best students satisfying the ICPC eligibility criteria [1], two teams of three students each will be selected to represent ETH at the regional contest of south-west Europe, SWERC [2].

This year's contest is sponsored by Citadel | Citadel Securities!

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Interested? Sign up now before November 26th at

If you have any questions regarding the contest, please do not hesitate to contact us at



Event organisers

Main event organiser Konstantin Wohlwend