The ACM ICPC regional contest rules can be found at the ICPC regionals web site: official ICPC regional rules for 2017-18.
In addition to the ICPC rules, the following local rules also apply:
- A student may compete if he/she is eligible according to the 2017 ICPC Regionals Eligibility Diagram.
- A team consists of 3 eligible students.
- An educational institution may send up to two (one for UKIE institutions) teams to the Northwestern Europe Regional Contest. At 1 November, if space allows, UKIE institutions will have their second team registration confirmed. Third teams might be allowed if there is space: this will be known on 1 November, but it may be necessary to charge for third teams: these are assigned on a first-come first-served basis, upon verification of eligibility.
- The educational institutions must be from Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark or Germany. By special request teams from other countries may be allowed to participate in this region, as stated in the ICPC Regional Rules.
- All teams who want to participate have to check-in at the registration desk. The location of the registration desk and the office hours will be announced to the participants in advance.
We follow the World Finals' Rules, so a team is allowed to bring 3 copies of their Team Reference document, but not allowed to bring any additional reference materials such as books, program listings and notes! You may not bring any electronic device or machine readable media (this includes but is not limited to cell phones, digital cameras, and mp3 players). You may bring pens or pencils, but not paper (these will be provided). Winter coats, bags etc should not be brought to the contest floor.
Each contestant may bring a copy of a Team Reference Document. This document may contain up to 25 pages of reference materials, single-sided, letter or A4 size, with pages numbered in the upper right-hand corner and your university name printed in the upper left-hand corner. Text and illustrations must be readable by a person with correctable eyesight without magnification from a distance of 1/2 meter. It may include hand-written comments and corrections on the fronts of pages only. The document should be in some type of notebook or folder with the name of your institution on the front.
Each team member may bring one printed, unannotated natural language dictionary. You may bring mascots such as stuffed toy animals or party hats (provided they do not violate any of the above constraints). If there is some other item your team needs at the contest, please contact the Head of Jury.
Teams are allowed to bring one keyboard to replace the keyboard provided by us (English-UK layout). Note that keyboards with pre-programmed macro keys are not allowed. Wireless keyboards are also not allowed.
Keyboards and Team Reference Documents should be handed in at the registration.
Allowed programming languages are (at least) C, C++, Java and Python (Python 3 and PyPy, similar to Python 2.0). These are the languages provided at the World Finals. This is the detailed machine description.