The 2007 ACM South
American Programming Contest
Nov. 9-10, 2007
(last update Dec 6, 2007)
- (Dec 6) The list of world finalists from South America (see below) is now definitive. Congratulations again to all!
- (Dec 2)
The advancement of South American teams to the world finals will be put
on hold momentarily, until the South American Steering Committe gives a
final word on it. Please, do not take the the list of teams below as final yet. We apologize for any inconveniences regarding this issue.
- (Dec 1) Number of slots for South America are now defined at 8! See Advancement to the 2008 World Finals for details.
As in 2006, the ACM Regional South
American Contest is split into two,
called "The S.A Contest within Brazil" and "The S.A. Contest outside
Brazil", this year with 7 sites altogether: Argentina
Please check the home pages for local information. This year, Brazil and Colombia will have tiered contests.
Tiered subcontests in South America (Brazil and Colombia) have special rules for qualifying teams to their respective
main sites of the South American Contest. All other rules
regarding eligibility, appeals, and advancement to the 2008 finals
apply to all sites.
Except for the topics explicitly covered in this page, the
rules for the South American Contest conform to the rules published at
International Collegiate Programming Contest site, more specifically at
For quick reference regarding eligibility rules, click to view the eligibility decision
- Advancement to the 2008 World Finals
For the purpose of finals slot allocation, South America
divided into 3 regions: South America-South (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and
South America-North (Colombia and Venezuela) and Brazil. Each of these
has, guaranteed, one slot to the 2008 finals, which will be assigned to the best team in that
Additional slots that may eventually be assigned to South America will
distributed to the 3 regions according to the following rule, which
is based in the number of schools registered in the 2007 South American Contest:
Each additional slot "costs" m registered schools, where m
is the approximate ratio of total number of schools registered
worldwide in regional contests to the number of slots in the 2008
finals, which is now defined as 1821/90 = 20 (ratio updated in Dec. 6), approximately. The initial
"credit" of each
region is the number
of schools of that region fully registered in the 2007 South
American Regional Contest. Then, additional slots are assigned to
regions in order of
(Of course, this rule
assumes that at least 3 slots will be assigned to South America. Given
the participation level of previous years and the current
numbers in the registration system, we anticipate that 3 slots are a
According to 2007 participation
the South region
had 54 schools competing, the North region had 57 schools and Brazil
had 114 schools. Supposing that, as in 2006, 8 slots are assigned to South
America, and letting m
initial after after
slots 4 slots 5 slots 6 slots 7 slots 8 slots
34:1 34:1 14:2
37:1 17:2 17:2
74:2 54:3 34:4 34:4 34:4
In fact, 8 slots for the Finals have now been assigned to South America. Therefore, the following teams will advance:
- South Region:
- North Region:
Scoreboards (are now final. Colombian and Venezuelan results are merged.)
(and problem sets).
had the smoothest contest ever, thanks to an excellent job done by the
problem committee, under the coordination of Ricardo Anido. We also had
record participation, from all countries in South America, except
Here are the problem sets.
Here are the data sets, warmup and contest session.
- Warmup session (pdf).
- Contest session (pdf).
- For dos-based systems (zip)
- For unix-based systems (zip)