WCPS in Lyon is over !

Many thanks to all the participants and to our ITMO instructors Anna, Maxim and Vitaly for this great course on competitive programming.


A Programming Course by the ACM ICPC World Champions

From October 26 to October 30, the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon will host a crash-course on competitive programming conducted by instructors Maxim Buzdalov, Anna Malova, Aksenov Vitaly and an experienced student team from ITMO, the multiple award-winning university of St Peterburg (ACM ICPC World Champions in 2004, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015).

Locally organized by ENS Lyon, IRIT Toulouse, University Paul Sabatier and sponsored by the MILyon labex, this one-week course is part of the World Champions Programming School series where ITMO instructors and competitors share their experience with students all over the world.

General organization

The course will be in english, it will alternate lab training sessions with problem analysis lectures (see the preliminary schedule). During lab sessions, the work on computers will be organised with teams of 1, 2 or 3 persons.

This course is intended for students and programmers who wish to improve their programming/algorithmic skills, and more specifically for the ones who wish to train for advanced programming competitions (such as ACM ICPC Contests). To take benefit from this crash-course, here is the main prerequisite: each participant/team should be fluent with at least one of the following languages : C/C++/Java. Knowledge about some classical algorithms is also recommended.


All the event will take place at ENS Lyon, site Jacques Monod, 46 allée d'Italie, Lyon 7e, main access under the arch (beware that it is different from the René Descartes site, check the access map).

Registration !

Registration only requires to apply for the school through a form. It is free but does not cover lodging expenses in Lyon. Due to the late call for participation, applicants are advised to fill the form as soon as possible to get a confirmation of their registration and to organise their stay in Lyon. In case of difficulties to find an accommodation, please contact us.