About



Show Off Your Problem-Solving Skills!

RHU HSPC is a 3 hour contest organized by RHU ACM Student Chapter at Rafik Hariri University where high school students from several Lebanese schools compete to demonstrate their programming skills and problem solving abilities.

The contest rules and format are similar to ACM's ICPC.

Never coded before?

No Problem! We will be providing coaching and training for all participants from November 2016 to December 2016.

Why

Winners will get several prizes including 50% scholarships to study Computer Science at RHU!

When

Saturday January 14, 2017

Where

Rafik Hariri University Campus, Mechref

Schedule



Training Sessions

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Activity Date Time
Session 1 November 11 08:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Session 2 November 18 08:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Session 3 November 25 08:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Session 4 December 2 08:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Session 5 December 9 08:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Contest Practice Session January 20 08:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Contest Day Program (Saturday January 21, 2017)

Activity Time
Registration and Breakfast 09:00 – 10:00 AM
Competition 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM
Lunch Break and declaration of competition results 02:00 – 04:00 PM

The Team



Contest Organizers

Mohamad El-Abed


Associate Professor and Chairman
Computer and Information Systems Department
College of Science & Information Systems
Rafik Hariri University
Email: alabedma@rhu.edu.lb
Tel: 05 60 30 90 | ext: 708 | www.rhu.edu.lb
Mob.: 71/38 66 75

Nour Al Fatairi


Instructor
Computer and Information Systems Department
College of Science & Information Systems
Rafik Hariri University
Email: fatairinf@rhu.edu.lb
Tel: 05 60 30 90 | ext: 709 | www.rhu.edu.lb

Ahmad Ghizzawi


Chair of RHU ACM Student Chapter
Email: ghizzawiah@students.rhu.edu.lb
Mob: 76/60 75 80

Hanaa Jazzar


Senior Software Engineer
PE Internet Banking
Path Solutions
Tel: +961 1 697444 ext. 333 | www.path-solutions.com


HSPC Ambassadors

  • Abed El Jalil Berjawi
  • Ahmad Hajaj
  • Ibrahim Ghandour
  • Jowana Zaitoun
  • Mohamed Ali
  • Mohamad Shaaban
  • Mostafa Dafer
  • Nouriddine Barakeh
  • Raed Baroud
  • Tamer Arbid

Resources



Contest Rules

Students compete in teams of two. Programs are written in C++, and submitted electronically to the judges who test the programs and decide if a submission satisfies the correctness criteria. Contestants are allowed to bring textbooks and notes, but no disks or other computer media.

Contest Software

We will be using the PC^2 (Programming Contest Control) System developed at CSU Sacramento.

Computers

Contestants will be using our lab's windows PCs. Installed on them will be Microsoft's Visual Studio and PC^2.

Training Materials by Session

Session 1: Presentation | No Exercises

Session 2: Presentation | Exercises

Session 3: Presentation | Exercises

Session 4: Presentation | Exercises

Session 5: Solving Session | Exercises

All Training Materials and Exercises

All training exercises and their solutions are available here: Download Now