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  Kanazawa Regional Contest RulesIn general, Kanazawa Regional Rules conforms to 2002 ACM Regional Contest Rules. This section deals with rules specific to Kanazawa Regional Contest. Because the detailed information regarding Domestic Preliminary Contest in Japan is irrelevant to those teams which read this and apply from outside of Japan, it is not listed here.

2002 2002 Oct 2nd - Domestic Preliminary Contest in Japan
  Nov. 3rd & 4th - Kanazawa Regional Contest
2003 March 12th ~ 16th - World Finals in Hollywood, California

  The official language for the contest is English. There will be no interpretation or translation provided during the contest.

  A team must consist of three students and one coach (either an instructor or a graduate student). A team from a school must consist either of three undergraduate students or of two undergraduate students and one graduate student. (More strict constraints may be imposed on the graduate student contestant on the 2003 version of the World Finals Rules.)
A team from a 5-year vocational/technical high school must consist of 4th or 5th grade students.
No restriction on nationality as long as a contestant meets the criteria stated above and in the section: Team Slots and Restrictions below.. Early registered teams are given priority due to the fact that visa application procedures usually require a certain length of time. Any foreign team that has already been nominated for the World Finals in Hollywood must not register.

  The registration for the preliminary contest ended on Sept. 20th, 2002.Domestic teams that finished registration by Sept. 20th should contact
[icpc-reg@mlist.kanazawa-it.ac.jp] for updating the team information.

  A maximum number of teams for Kanazawa Regional Contest is 33. At most 8 teams, which include a wild card team selected by the Kanazawa Regional Contest Steering Committee, may be from outside of Japan.
Two or less teams must represent the same university or college.

  Eight problems will be issued. The time given to solve the eight problems is within five hours. All problems are issued in English. If explanations are necessary, they are also provided in English.
During the contest, each team uses one desktop PC with language processing systems. The more correct solutions a team has, the higher its ranking becomes. Accuracy in programming and elapsed time are the criteria for the contest.
Thus, two teams end up solving the same number of the problems, one with less elapsed time is ranked before the other.

  Programming languages for Kanazawa Regional Contest are: Java, C/C++ and Pascal.

  The first-place winner in Kanazawa Regional Contest will be invited to participate in the World Finals in Hollywood in 2003. The winner in the second place or lower may have a chance to compete in the World Finals in Hollywood if ACM decides to allots more slots to Kanazawa Regional Contest.

  The Steering Committee has the final and binding authority to resolve any issues that cannot be unequivocally decided by the above rules.
IBM IntelliStation E Pro
OS: Linux (RedHat7.3) (English version)
CPU: PentiumIV 2.2GHz
Memory: 512MB
Hard Disk: 36 GB
Display: EIZO FlexScan L565 (17inch LCD, 1024x768)
Mouse: Standard 3-button Mouse
Keyboard: English Keyboard. See Photo

CD-ROM, Floppy, USB port Rule (Special Rule at Kanazawa Site)
In order to conduct the contest fairly, until the end of the contest, a CD-ROM and a floppy drives are sealed for use. Furthermore, a USB port is also sealed. When the contest is over, they may be unsealed for teams to backup files they created.
  (Desktop Environment)
  KDE(K Desktop Environment)
GNOME(GNU Network Object Environment)
Note: You may select one for the contest to fit your needs.
  (Contest Environment)
  PC^2 version 8.2 for Linux
Available at:  http://hera.ecs.csus.edu/pc2/
Note: Please download the manual and familiarize yourselves with the functions of PC~2 before the contest.
  Standard Editors for KDE Kwrite* / Kate* / Kedit*
  Standard Editors for GNOME gedit*
  Standard Editors for KDE/GNOME Emacs* / Vim* / Jed / xjed / Joe / Pico*
  NOTE: Editors with * are default to RedHat 7.3 distribution.
  Jed may be obtained at http://space.mit.edu/~davis/jed/
  xjed may be obtained at http://www.rarf.riken.go.jp/archives/Linux/jrpm/ GROUP/X11/Editor/
  Joe may be obtained at http://sourceforge.net/projects/joe-editor/ (joe-2.9.7)
  (C) GNU gcc 2.96 http://gcc.gnu.org/
  (C++) GNU g++ 2.96 http://gcc.gnu.org/
Kylix3 Open Edition http://www.borland.com/kylix/open/
  (C++ debugger) rhide http://www.rhide.com/
  (java) J2SDK-1.4.0 http://java.sun.com/
  (Pascal) FreePascal 1.0.6 http://www.freepascal.org/
  (Pascal) Kylix3 Open Edition http://www.borland.com/kylix/open/
  (java) eclipse 2.0.1 http://www.eclipse.org/
NOTE: eclipse 2.0.1 is adopted instead of Visual Age for Java (Linux version) because its last version was 3.02 (about two years old).

Other Pertinent Information:
1. Among the default software packages installed at the time of RedHat 7.3 OS installation, the ones which we consider the violation of the contest rules will be deleted.


Send any comments to ICPC Kanazawa 2002 Steering Committee

  The Steering Committee has the final and binding authority to resolve any issues that cannot be unequivocally decided by the above rules.