Welcome to the website of the Southwestern Europe Regional Contest (SWERC) 2019-2020, which was organized by Institut Polytechnique de Paris and took place at Télécom Paris on January 25–26, 2020. This year, a record number of 98 teams of 3 students competed to SWERC (95 of which were ranked). These teams were trained and accompanied by their coaches. All told, the event gathered around 400 people.
EP Chopper is followed by UPC-1 from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (second place) and mETH from ETH Zürich (third place). These three teams will qualify to the 2020 ICPC World Finals in Moscow. Congratulations to them, and to all other participating teams! You can also access the problems (including other contest data).
SWERC is a 5-hour on-site programming contest for teams of three students (see regulations), focused on algorithmic problem solving and practical coding. It is open to teams from France, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland. SWERC serves as the regional selection phase for the International Collegiate Programming Contest: the winning team(s) of SWERC will advance to the ICPC World Finals in Moscow and compete against teams from all over the world.
With more than 40 years of existence, ICPC is the premier global programming competition conducted by and for the world's universities. It fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test their ability to perform well under pressure. In 2018, 52,709 of the finest students in computing disciplines from 3,233 universities competed worldwide in the regional phases of this contest.
For more details about the contest, see here.