History

Introduction

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has begun to work since 1947. The Association started to hold International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) at 1977. This Competition gradually became more important and universities all over the world began to participate at it. See growth of the competition below.

Growth of Competetion

ICPC in Iran

West Asian Regional Contest has been held since 1999. This regional contest is held every year in Tehran hosted by Sharif University of Technology.
Amirkabir University of Technology has accomplished to advance for the world final in 7 years out of the whole 9 years.

2007-2008

West Asian Regional Contest is held with 89 teams at this year. Regarding to the past years, Amirkabir UT had 4 teams in this competition. Amirkabir UT also had 3 teams in top 11 teams (ranked 3, 9, 10) which was a significant result for our university.


Team Name: Dreamers United
Seyyed Mostafa Arefiyan Khalilabad, Coach
Hadi Moshayedi, Contestant
Hossein Azizpour, Contestant
Mohammad Reza Khani, Contestant
Ranked 3

Team Name: Guided Missile
Seyyed Mostafa Arefiyan Khalilabad, Coach
Amin Reza Gholami, Contestant
Amir Ali Fayyazi, Contestant
Seyyed Mohammad Hossein Seyyed Razizadeh Zavieh, Contestant
Ranked 9

Team Name: Happy PMP
Ali Sharifrazavian, Coach
Mohammad Javad Rezayee Seraji, Contestant
Pooya Zafar Asadollahpoor, Contestant
Pouria Alimirzaee, Contestant
Ranked 10

Team Name: CEIT Newbies
Ali Sharifrazavian, Coach
Arashk Khezri Nejad, Contestant
Erfan Sadeghi Azar, Contestant
Mehrab Norouzitallab, Contestant
Ranked 27

Dreamers United team composed of Hadi Moshayedi, Hossein Azizpour, and Mohammad Reza Khani and coached by Mostafa Arefiyan Khalilabad achieved 3rd rank qualified for the world final. Moreover, other teams from Sharif UT, Computer Science Department of Tehran University, and Nanyang University also qualified for world final from Tehran Site which for the first time had been granted more other 3 teams as wildcards.
In April 2008, 32th ACM/ICPC was held from a field of 6700 teams from 83 countries representing 1821 in University of Alberta, Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Canada. Unfortunately, Canadian embassy refused to issue Amirkabir UT and Tehran University visas on time so the only Iranian team at that year was Sharif UT which by solving 6 problems accomplished to win 13th place. St. Petersburg University of IT, Mechanics, and Optics by solving 8 problems was the champion.

 

2006-2007

87 teams participated in West Asian Regional Contest at 2007 season. There were 4 teams from our University at that year with 3 teams in top 11 teams (ranked 3, 10, 11).


Team Name: Dreamers United
Arash Rahimi, Coach
Hadi Moshayedi, Contestant
Hossein Azizpour, Contestant
Mohammad Reza Khani, Contestant
Ranked 3

Team Name: Kavir
Mostafa Arefian Khalilabad, Coach
Arman Sarrafi, Contestant
Seyed Mohammad Hossein Seyedrazizadeh , Contestant
Sobhan Naderi Parizi, Contestant
Ranked 10

Team Name: bah molnaz!
Babak Behsaz, Coach
Bahar Ameree, Contestant
Golnaz Ghiasi, Contestant
Moloud Shahbazi , Contestant
Ranked 11

Team Name: CEIT Newbies
Ali Sharifrazavian , Coach
Amin Hassani, Contestant
AminReza Gholami , Contestant
Jaber Nickpayam, Contestant
Ranked 16

Dreamers United composed of Hadi Moshayedi, Hossein Azizpour, and Mohammad Reza Khani coached by Babak Behsaz achieving 3rd rank qualified for the world final. Moreover, some teams from Sharif UT, and Nanyang University (achieving respectively 2nd and 3rd rank) also qualified for the world final from Tehran Site.
From 6,099 teams selected from 1,756 universities in 82 countries competing at 205 sites and hundreds more competing at preliminary contests worldwide, eighty-eight teams of students competed for bragging rights and prizes at The 31st Annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals sponsored by IBM on March 15, 2007, and hosted by ACM Japan Chapter and IBM Tokyo Research Lab. Sharif UT by solving 5 problems and Amirkabir UT by solving 4 problems accomplished to win 14th and 26th place respectively.




Warsaw University by solving 8 problems was champion.
Here is the final ranklist.

 

2005-2006

There were 74 teams In West Asian Regional Contest. Unfortunately, our teams couldn’t advance to world final at this year. Our best team was KuPellakeS composed of Pezhman Toghia, Seyyed Mohammad Hossein Razizade Zavie and Seyyed Mostafa Arefiyan achieving 11th place. One team from Sharif UT and one team form Shahid Beheshti Universtiy advanced to the world final.


Team Name: KuPellaKeS
Babak Behsaz, Coach
Pezhman Toghia, Contestant
Seyed Mohammad Hossein Seyed Razizadeh, Contestant
Seyyed Mostafa Arefiyan Khalilabad, Contestant
Ranked 11

Team Name: Rukello
Babak Behsaz, Coach
Arman Sarrafi, Contestant
Golnaz Ghiasi, Contestant
Hadi Moshayedi, Contestant
Ranked 18

Team Name: Fluffy
Babak Behsaz, Coach
Mohammad Mehdi MirzaeiPour, Contestant
Mohammad Tourk Ilmaz, Contestant
Peyman Shojaei, Contestant
Ranked 22

Team Name: After Eight
Mohammad Tavakoli Ghinani, Coach
Aida Nematzadeh Chekoudar, Contestant
Reihaneh Rabbany Khorasgani, Contestant
Sara Hadjimoradlou, Contestant
Ranked 29

 

2004-2005

There were 72 teams in West Asian Regional Contest. SeKallePuk from our University advanced to the world final composed of Hame Gheibi, Mohammad Tavakoli Ghinani, and Saman Amirpour. There was another team from Sharif UT which advanced to the world final at this year.


Team Name: seKallePuk
Arash Rahimi, Coach
Haamed Gheibi, Contestant
Mohammad Tavakoli Ghinani, Contestant
Saman Amirpour Amraii, Contestant
Ranked 3

Team Name: Faanoos
Arash Rahimi, Coach
Arman Sarrafi, Contestant
Behnam Esfahbod, Contestant
Kaveh Ghassemlou, Contestant
Ranked Honorable Mention

Team Name: DoNafaroNesfi
Arash Rahimi, Coach
Adrin Jalali Khooshahr, Contestant
Hamid Houshyarifard, Contestant
Mohammad Reza Jooyandeh Roodsari, Contestant
Ranked Honorable Mention

Team Name: Three Good Apples
Arash Rahimi, Coach
Golnaz Ghiasi, Contestant
Hossein Azizpour, Contestant
Reihaneh Rabbany Khorasgani, Contestant
Ranked Honorable Mention

World final was held in Pudong, China at this year. Both Amirkabir UT team and Sharif UT teams by solving 5 problems ranked 17th. Shanghai Jiao Tong University team by solving 8 problems was the champion.



Here is final rank list.

 

2003-2004

There were 63 teams in West Asian Regional Contest. SekallePuk from our university by achiving 4th place advanced to the world final. It composed of Hamed Gheibi, Babak Behsaz, and Saman Amirpour. There also were one team from Sharif UT and one team from Seoul National Universtiy who advanced to the world final.


Team Name: seKallePuk
Vahid Ghafarpour, Coach
Haamed Gheibi
Babak Behsaz
Saman Amirpour Amraei
Ranked 4

Team Name: X
Vahid Ghafarpour, Coach
Hamide Vosoughpour Yazdchi, Contestant
Mohsen Izadi, Contestant
Arash Rahimi, Contestant
Ranked 10

Team Name: Fanux
Coach Vahid Ghafarpour, Coach
Behnam Esfahbod, Contestant
Kaveh Ghasemlou, Contestant
Mohammad Reza Jooyandeh, Contestant
Ranked 15

 

From 3,150 teams selected from 1,411 universities in 75 countries competing at 127 sites and hundreds more competing at preliminary contests worldwide, seventy-three teams of students competed for bragging rights and prizes at The 28th Annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals sponsored by IBM on March 31, 2004, and hosted at the Obecni Dum, Prague by Czech Technical University in Prague. 
At this Competition Amirkabir UT has been placed at 27th rank and Sharif UT became honorable Mention. St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics was the champion.
Here is final rank list.

 

2002-2003

There were 30 teams in West Asian Regional Contest. Finally, Minerva from our university by achieving 4th Place advanced to the world final. Another team who advanced to the world final was Hamine from Sharif UT.
Arash Rahimi, Babak Behsaz, and Hamide Vosugh Pour were the members of Minerva. Unfortunately, our team and Sharif UT couldn’t get their visas this year. Warsaw University was the champion.

 

2001-2002

There were 94 teams in West Asian Regional Contest. Moreover there were 6 teams from our University. Finally, Minerva from our university achieving 7th Place advanced to the world final. Another team who advanced to the world final was Sharif Seniors from Sharif UT.


Team Name: Minerva
Shahab Javanmardy, Coach
Arash Rahimi, Contestant
Babak Behsaz, Contestant
Hamideh Vosoughpour, Contestant
Ranked 7

Team Name: Nemesis
Shahab Javanmardy, Coach
Hamed Gheibi, Contestant
Mohsen Izadi, Contestant
Vahid Ghafarpour, Contestant
Ranked 9

Team Name: Avada Kedavra
Shahab Javanmardy, Coach
Koosha Paridel, Contestant
Pooya Jaferian, Contestant
Saman Amirpour, Contestant
Ranked 12

Team Name: ABCs
Seyyed Vahid Mahmoodi Hashemi, Coach
Bahareh Esfahbod MirHosseinzadeh, Contestant
Seyyed Vahid Mahmoodi Hashemi, Contestant
Sara Ramezani Khorshid Doost, Contestant
Ranked 18

Arash Rahimi, Babak Behsaz, and Hamide Vosugh Pour were the members of Minerva. Unfortunately, our team and Sharif UT couldn’t get their visas this year. Warsaw University was the champion.

 

2000 – 2001

There were 83 teams in West Asian Regional Contest. Unfortunately, Amirkabir UT couldn’t advance to the world final at this year. Matrix achieving 1st Place from Sharif UT and Ferdowsi 1 achieving 5th place advanced to the world final. Sepeher achieving 6th Place and RedHat achieving 10th place were out teams.
In world final Sharif UT by solving 5 problems accomplished to win 9th Place and for the first time in Iran got Bronze Medal. Ferdosi University became Honorable Mention. Finally, St.Petersburg State University by solving 6 problems was the champion for the second time consequently.

 

1999 – 2000

There were 78 teams in West Asian Regional Contest which was the first time in Iran. Amirkabir UT team number one by solving 4 problems with better penalty comparing with Iran University of Science and Technology advanced to the world final. Moreover, one of the Sharif UT teams by solving 8 problems became the champion and advanced to the world final. Sara Ramezani, Vahid Ghaffarpour, and Vahid Hashemi were team members of our University.
Sixty teams of students from 2,400 teams representing universities and colleges in six continents competed for bragging rights, prizes, and the opportunity to advance to the World Finals of The 24th Annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest sponsored by IBM. The 2000 ACM World Finals was held on March 18, 2000, at Orlando, Florida.



Both Amirkabir UT and Sharif UT became Honorable Mention and St. Petersburg State University was Champion.