Wednesday, May 29, 2013

OW2 2013 programming contest: registration is now open!

OW2 Programming Contest 2013

Award Ceremony: October 23-24, 2013
National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China

Latest news

The topic submission process is now over.
May 6, 2013: Contestant registration is open and the registration deadline is June 15, 2013.


Once again in 2013, OW2 and Scilab are organizing a joint open source programming contest.
This is the fourth edition of the OW2 Programming Contest. Check out previous editions here:
The programming contest award ceremony will be held mid October at the National University of Defense Technology, in Changsha, China.

Competition Purposes

The purpose of the competition is to develop awareness for the OW2 code base among students and technicians, and to provide an opportunity for contestants to demonstrate their talent in computer programming. What's more, the contest aims at promoting teamwork and the ability of college students in science and technology to study and use OW2 open source projects. Based on principles of "freedom, sharing and creativity", and aiming at developing international communication and cooperation, the competition is overseen by IT professionals and academics from around the world.

Rules of Contest


Academic staff and students of universities and research institutes, engineers of industrial and business organizations, and all other professionals.


Participants should select a topic among the list of topics provided for the OW2 contest.
Once they have selected a topic, they should go to the Registration page for registration instructions.

Technical requirements

  1. Participants can select a topic from the list provided on the OW2 Contest webpage.
  2. After registration, participants must get in touch with the topic contact, and exchange information on the corresponding project mailing list.
  3. A weekly report has to be sent by e-mail to the topic contact and OW2 Programming Contest staff.
  4. The software will be developed using the Trustie collaborative infrastructure or alternatively SVN on the OW2 Forge or Git. It should include appropriate documentation for installing and running the software, as well as examples and tests. The language for code comments and documentation should be English.

Award Selection

The Award Selection process includes three stages:
  1. Shortlist of entries by an Expert Team,
  2. Peer-evaluation on the Internet, and,
  3. Final selection by the OW2 Technology Council.
In the first stage, works will be shortlisted from all the received submissions. Peer-evaluation on the Internet will be made by the contest topic contacts. Finally, the selection team will decide on the awards to be given, taking into consideration the results of the first and second stages.


  1. First prize: one award will be given (RMB 10 000 or a return flight to Beijing and five nights accommodation).
  2. Second prize: up to FIVE awards will be given. (Each Award: RMB 2 000 or a netbook).
  3. Third prize: up to TEN awards will be given. (Each Award: RMB 500 or external 1TB hard drive).

Award Ceremony

Participants are invited to participate in the Award Ceremony. They are expected to present their work in English during the Ceremony workshop. In case participants cannot attend, they should provide OW2 with a presentation (slides with associated comments either in text or recorded).


  • Deadline for topics submission: May 3, 2013 (extended deadline)
  • Deadline of registration: June 15, 2013
  • Deadline for code submission: September 1, 2013
  • Award conference: October 23-24, 2013

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