Welcome to the website of the Southwestern Europe Regional Contest (SWERC) 2020-2021, which was organized by Institut Polytechnique de Paris and took place on March 6-7 as an online contest. This year, a record number of 109 teams of 3 students competed to SWERC (of which 107 were ranked).

The final standings (and problem set) of SWERC are available online. The SWERC champion is ENS Ulm 1 from École normale supérieure. ENS Ulm 1 is followed by lETHargy from ETH Zürich (second place), and by Madagascar penguins from Tel Aviv University (third place). Congratulations to them, and to all participating teams!

ENS Ulm 1 winners SWERC trophy

SWERC is a 5-hour 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 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 2020, 58,963 of the finest students in computing disciplines from 3,406 universities competed worldwide in the regional phases of this contest.

For more details about the contest, see here.

Map of SWERC regions: France, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Gold sponsor

Jane Street

Bronze sponsors

Jump Trading Sopra Steria

Institutional sponsors

Région Île de France

ICPC Global sponsors

Huawei JetBrains IBM

Lisbon local sponsors

Critical TechWorks Unbabel