DHAKA, 9 November (BelTA - SANA). - Syria will participate in the World Finals for the 45th edition of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), which will be held in the capital of Bangladesh “Dhaka” on November 10th, in addition to teams from 65 universities from all over the world.
According to a statement by the organizing committee of the competition, the Syrian teams represent the universities of “Damascus, Aleppo, al-Baath and Tishreen”, the Syrian Virtual University and the Higher Institute of Applied Science and Technology, which are among the teams eligible for the Arab regional competition.
The competition includes high-level programming issues and is a means of bringing together selected programmed undergraduates, trainers and academics working in the field of informatics worldwide in one place and aims to promote creativity and teamwork, encourage the building of new software and enable students to test their abilities and performance under pressure.
Each team is composed of three members and one trainer, working on a single computer for five hours continuously to resolve a range of life issues programmatically, as the first place will be won by the one who succeeds in resolving as many issues as possible in the shortest possible time.
The competition is called “War of Minds” and is more than just an academic and technological competition where it forms the ground for building a collaborative global information society.