ACM ICPC Local Selection

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, or ACM ICPC for short, is the biggest student programming contest in the world. Teams first go through a regional final, and the top teams go on to the world finals.

Every year, PolyProg looks for six talented EPFL students to represent EPFL at the regional final, the Southwestern Europe Regional Contest.
These six programmers make up two teams at SWERC.

In order to find them, we hold a selection contest.
The contest rules are simple: contestants are given a set of problems (e.g. dynamic programming, graph algorithms, divide/conquer, …) and must solve as many of them as possible in the given time.


PolyProg has participated 12 times in SWERC, and won 6 silver medals and 9 bronze medals.

2017 (Paris, France)

Picture of SWERC 2017 (Paris, France)

EPFL Winners (13th place, bronze medal; 6 problems solved)

EPFL Nabla (19th place; 5 problems solved)

75 teams total

official website

2016 (Porto, Portugal)

Picture of SWERC 2016 (Porto, Portugal)

Yingxiong-bohater-ghahreman (8th place, bronze medal; 4 problems solved)

Foo Coders (35th place; 2 problems solved)

60 teams total

official website

2015 (Porto, Portugal)

Picture of SWERC 2015 (Porto, Portugal)

EPFLosers (6th place, silver medal; 7 problems solved)

Foo Coders (12th place, bronze medal; 5 problems solved)

52 teams total

official website

2014 (Porto, Portugal)

Picture of SWERC 2014 (Porto, Portugal)

drużyna z Lozanny (4th place, silver medal; 7 problems solved)

\0 (22th place; 2 problems solved)

35 teams total

official website

2013 (Valencia, Spain)

Picture of SWERC 2013 (Valencia, Spain)

PolyPRAX (5th place, silver medal; 7 problems solved)

CodeFondue (21st place; 3 problems solved)

36 teams total

official website

2012 (Valencia, Spain)

Picture of SWERC 2012 (Valencia, Spain)

Poly Knights (7th place, silver medal; 3 problems solved)

Evil Poker Faces From Lausanne (21st place; 1 problem solved)

44 teams total

official website

2011 (Madrid, Spain)

Picture of SWERC 2011 (Madrid, Spain)

JustLucky (9th place, bronze medal; 6 problems solved)

9ACC (11th place, bronze medal; 5 problems solved)

36 teams total

official website

2010 (Madrid, Spain)

Picture of SWERC 2010 (Madrid, Spain)

Expect Pwnage From Lausanne (10th place, bronze medal; 2 problems solved)

Edgy Programmers From Lausanne (16th place; 1 problem solved)

39 teams total

official website

2009 (Madrid, Spain)

Picture of SWERC 2009 (Madrid, Spain)

YAWN (8th place, silver medal; 4 problems solved)

Exceptional Prog From Lausanne (11th place, bronze medal; 3 problems solved)

35 teams total

official website

2008 (Nuremberg, Germany)

Picture of SWERC 2008 (Nuremberg, Germany)

99 Luftballons (16th place; 3 problems solved)

Code’em all (23rd place; 2 problems solved)

57 teams total

official website

2007 (Lisbon, Portugal)

Picture of SWERC 2007 (Lisbon, Portugal)

CheesyCoders (6th place, silver medal; 6 problems solved)

Zombie Dudes (33rd place; 2 problems solved)

64 teams total

official website

2006 (Lisbon, Portugal)

Picture of SWERC 2006 (Lisbon, Portugal)

teamEPFL (9th place, bronze medal; 4 problems solved)

SjlverDragons (11th place, bronze medal; 4 problems solved)

63 teams total

official website