Contest Site

maps19.kattis.com

Organizing
Committee

Liam Keliher
Finn Lidbetter
Micah Stairs

Contact

lkeliher at mta dot ca

Past MAPS Problems

MAPS 2017

What is MAPS?

MAPS is an open, online, 5-hour, ICPC-style programming competition organized through Mount Allison University and hosted on Kattis. MAPS features an original problem set.

When is MAPS 2019?

MAPS 2019 takes place on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 1:00 – 6:00pm Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT).

Who can compete?

Anyone, either individually (as a 1-person team) or as a member of a multi-person team. At least one member of each team must have a Kattis account in order to register the team. During the contest, any team member with a Kattis account can log in and submit solutions.

How do I register a team?

How many people can be on a team?

The registration system allows up to 10 people per team. However, we recommend that teams be kept relatively small, i.e., a maximum of 3‑4 people (an ICPC team consists of 3 people).

What languages are allowed?

The allowed languages are C, C++, Java, Kotlin, Python 2, and Python 3. Note that not every problem is guaranteed to be solvable within its specified time limit in Python.

How many problems will there be? What is the difficulty level of MAPS?

The MAPS 2019 problem set consists of approximately 12 problems. These range in difficulty from easy(-ish) to quite challenging. In this sense, MAPS is comparable to the well-known North America Qualifier.

How does scoring work?

MAPS scoring is the same as ICPC World Finals scoring, including a 20-minute time penalty for wrong submissions (for problems that are ultimately solved). A fun way to understand the scoring rules is to solve the following Kattis problem:

What are the other rules?

Because MAPS is an open competition, most rules cannot be strictly enforced. However, we encourage teams to adhere to standard ICPC rules. In particular: