The 2008 ACM-ICPC East Central North America Regional Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC ECNA RPC) was held on Saturday November 1, 2008. We had 123 teams drawn from 65 colleges and universities throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, eastern Ontario, and Indiana (excluding the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area). There was an additional 10 teams who had registered but did not participate and were canceled.
As it was difficult for some teams in the ECNA region to travel to a single site for the contest, the ECNA RPC was held as a distributed contest. There were four contest sites: Cincinnati Site in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (29 teams from 15 schools); McMaster Site in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (25 teams from 13 schools); Michigan Site in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (30 teams from 16 schools); and Youngstown Site in Youngstown, Ohio, USA (40 teams from 21 schools).
We are pleased to report that the ECNA RPC was a huge success this year. Here are a few comments and observations:
Congratulations to the top 12 teams of The 2008 ECNA RPC:
|Final Rank||Institute Name||Team Name||Number of Problems Solved||Total Time (in minutes)|
|1||Carnegie Mellon University||The Tartans||7||1287|
|2||Carnegie Mellon University||The Dragons||6||730|
|3||University of Waterloo||Waterloo Black||6||794|
|4||Purdue University||Purdue Cheburashka||6||1354|
|5||University of Waterloo||Waterloo Red||5||744|
|6||University of Waterloo||Waterloo Gold||5||944|
|7||Cedarville University||Cedarville Blue||4||562|
|8||University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||Victors||4||595|
|10||Taylor University||Taylor Gold||4||641|
|11||University of Toronto||Toronto A||4||783|
|12||University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||Valiant||3||414|