Welcome to the website of the Southwestern Europe Regional Contest (SWERC) 2020-2021, which will be organized by Institut Polytechnique de Paris. It is scheduled to take place on March 6–7, 2021, as a multi-site contest, simultaneously in multiple universities of the SWERC region. This will reduce the need for travel, limit the size of the event, and increase resilience in the face of uncertainty. Details about SWERC host sites will be announced here later.
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.