The Benelux Algorithm Programming Contest (BAPC) is a contest in which about 50 teams from leading universities in Luxemburg, Belgium and the Netherlands are served a series of algorithmic problems/puzzles. The goal of each team is to solve as many puzzles as possible within the set time limit. Solutions need to be programmed out on a computer and can be submitted to a semi-automated judging system, after which the solution is checked. The teams that have solved the most puzzles at the end of the contest qualify for the Northwestern European Regional Contest (NWERC). In this regional competition the teams can qualify themselves for a ticket to the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), also known as the World Finals.
Teams usually qualify themselves by participating in one of the preliminaries. After the preliminaries, the best teams will be selected for participation in the BAPC. Teams with three members get preference over those with less, and all should be affiliated with the same instutition in the Benelux. If you have a team and want to participate in the BAPC, but are not close enough to a preliminary, please reach out to us.
Teams should be registered 30 September at the latest, including shirt sizes and dietary information (using the “special needs” field).