Call for Participation

We would like to invite your institution to participate in the 5th Gulf Programming Contest, which will be held at the American University in Dubai, Dubai (UAE), on March 25th and 26th, 2015. Many universities in the United Arab Emirates have been participating in the annual programming contest that was previously known as the National Programming Contest (NPC). NPC was initiated by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sharjah in 2001 and was hosted by the University of Sharjah in 2001 and 2002, American University of Sharjah in 2003 and 2004, University of Wollongong in Dubai in 2005, Etisalat University College Sharjah (now Khalifa University for Science, Technology, and Research) in 2006 and 2007 and the United Arab Emirates University in 2008 and 2009, and for its 10th anniversary, the University of Sharjah hosted NPC for the third time in 2010. The first GPC was hosted by the University of Shajah in 2011, and the second and third GPC by Khalifa University in 2012 and 2013. The fourth GPC was hosted by the American University in Dubai in 2014 . Each institution may participate with up to three teams. The contest provides an excellent opportunity for students majoring in computer engineering, computer science, management information systems, information technology, or any IT related subjects to demonstrate their skills in programming and problem solving and to meet students from other institutions. Furthermore, this contest prepares the teams for the ACM regional and World programming contests. Teams can register online at GPC2015

Registration and the opening ceremony of GPC 2015 will be held on Wednesday 25th March 2015, followed by a presentation from a keynote speaker and then a technical session where the participants will be introduced to the contest rules followed by a practice session. The actual contest will take place on Thursday March 26th between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM followed by a lunch  and the award ceremony where all participating teams will be recognized and the winning teams will be awarded valuable prizes. The GPC is technically sponsored by IEEE UAE, and the chartered institute for IT, BCS UAE.

We look forward to your participation in GPC 2015.
GPC  2015  Steering  Committee.