organizes this year the second edition of the World Champions Programming School at Toulouse (WCPS2016).
The previous edition of WCPS (first in France)
was held at ENS Lyon in October 2015 (see the page of Eric Thierry).
The WCPS is a crash-course on competitive programming conducted by the instructors, and an experienced student team from ITMO.
The University ITMO is the multiple award-winning university of St Petersburg (ACM ICPC World Champions in 2004, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015).
Here is the WCPS page at ITMO.
This course is intended for students and programmers who wish to improve their programming/algorithmic skills, and more specifically for those who wish to train for advanced programming competitions (such as ACM ICPC Contests). To take benefit from this crash-course, the main prerequisite is that each participant/team is fluent with at least one of the following languages : C/C++/Java. Knowledge about some classical algorithms is also recommended.
The course will be in english, it will alternate lab training sessions with problem analysis lectures (see the preliminary schedule). During lab sessions, the work on computers will be organised with teams of 1, 2 or 3 persons.
All the event will take place at the UPS campus,
118 route de Narbonne, Tolouse.
The instructors come from ITMO university at St.Petersburg, Russia. They will be helped by students from
ITMO's student team. This year we expect the coming of Vitaly Aksenov , Grigory Shovkoplyas and Anton Kovsharov as instructors and Vladimir Smykalov, Ivan Belonogov, and Ilya Zban from student team.
Important dates :
Crash-course dates: December 12-16, 2016
The School is now over, but:
The day by day problems and other information can be found here.
Organising Committee :
Sergei Soloviev (IRIT)
Eric Thierry (ENS Lyon)
Lidia Perovskaya (ITMO)
Jan Malakhovski (ITMO/UPS)
Registration is mandatory, it only requires to apply for the school through a
It is free but does not cover lodging expenses in Toulouse. Due to the late call for participation, applicants are advised to fill the form as soon as possible to get a confirmation of their registration and to organise their stay. In case of difficulties to find an accommodation, please contact us.