On October 28th 2017, University of Science and Technology, the University of Danang (DUT), in collaboration with the Vietnam Association for Information Processing and Vietnamese Student Association organized the 26th International Olympiad in Informatics (OLP 17) and the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest in the Central region 2017. The contest aimed to encourage teaching, learning, and research in the field of information technology. This event enabled University of Danang to contribute to improving the quality of training at DUT and to affirm the position of the university as a leader of the Vietnam education system.
The candidates in the contest
Attendees of the event were Prof. Dr. Le Kim Hung - Secretary of the Party Committee, Rector of DUT; Assoc.Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tan Khoi - Deputy Dean of Information Technology Faculty; the teachers of the Faculty of Information Technology who comprised the Organizing Committee of the contest and contestants, and coaches from 18 teams from different universities in Da Nang city.
Prof.Dr. Le Kim Hung – Rector of DUT and Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Tan Khoi – Deputy Dean of IT Faculty were directing the organization of contest
The online ACM/ICPC International Collegiate Programming Contest in the North, Central and the South consisted of 216 teams across the country. All teams took the same test in English and the test ran from 8h00 to 13h00 on the same day.
The overview of ACM/ICPC contest
At DUT, there were a total of 18 teams from DUT, University of Economics - UD, University of Education - UD, Faculty of Information and Communication Technology - UD, Duy Tan University and Da Nang University of Architecture. Each team consisted of three students and used only one computer. There were 12 questions and 300 minutes of test time. The score was based on the number of items solved by the team. If any team had the same items solved, then test time was added to the sub-criteria.
During the testing time, contestants from the 18 teams took the exams very seriously. Organizers were eager to ensure the competition ran smoothly and enthusiastically answered questions regarding contest of the test.
The organizers answered the questions of contestants
Participating in the ACM/ICPC qualifying competition in the Central region, DUT had 6 teams win more than 6/12 entries. This affirmed the position of the University in training high quality human resources in Informatics and Information Technology for the Central Highlands region in particular and the country in general.
Team BKDN1 – DUT won the first prize in ACM / ICPC central regional qualifying competition
The result of the 2017 ACM / ICPC qualifying round at DUT revealed that BKDN1 team of DUT won the first prize with 8/12 entries. The second prize was awarded to University of Education – UD and the third prize went to Duy Tan University.
Organization Board and 18 teams at the contest
Some photos at the contest: