About NCPC

NCPC is a Nordic programming contest in which teams of up to 3 members solve algorithmic programming challenges. The best eligible teams will continue to NWERC, and eventually to the ICPC World Finals.

NCPC at Aalto University

NCPC is organised simultaneously at many sites throughout the Nordic countries. This page contains information for participants who are planning to compete at Aalto University, in Espoo, Finland — please see the NCPC 2017 web page for the list of other sites.


Registration is through the ICPC system; see the NCPC registration web page for more information on the process. Please register your team no later than on Monday, 2 October 2017 to make sure there will be T-shirts and free food for your team, too.


In brief, teams of up to 3 persons try to solve as many problems as possible from a set, without external help. The competition is open to everybody, as long as they belong to some Nordic entity in some sense — but please note that only ICPC eligible students may continue to NWERC. See the NCPC 2017 web page for more details.

Time & Place

NCPC 2017 will be held on Saturday, 7 October 2017, in the Computer Science building. The street address is Konemiehentie 2, Espoo.

11.00am:Event starts, registration desk opens, T-shirts
11.20am:Information session
11.40am:Setup: accounts, workstations, etc.
12.00pm:Contest starts
5.00pm:Contest ends
5.00pm:Wrap up, discussion, food
6.00pm:Event ends

The registration desk is located near the front door of the building, and the contest is organised in the computer lab “Paniikki”.


To practice for NCPC, take part in the course CS-E4590 Competitive Programming. The course meeting on Saturday, 30 September 2017, will be a practice contest in preparation for NCPC. For more information on competitive programming activities at Aalto University, please see this page.


You can use your Aalto email address to join our Slack forum and ask there, or you can email Jukka Suomela.