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The CMG 7th Computer Olympiad

Maastricht, The Netherlands
July 5-11, 2002

J.W. Hellemons and H.J. van den Herik

Maastricht, The Netherlands

The CMG 7th Computer Olympiad is a multi-games event in which all of the participants are computer programs. The purpose is to find the strongest programs at each of the games, partly as an academic exercise and partly because the competitions are fun. This year's Computer Olympiad takes place from July 5 to 11 and will be played at the Universiteit Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands. The organizing committee consists of: H.H.L.M. Donkers, J.W. Hellemons (chair), H.J. van den Herik, H.M.J. den Hoed, P.A.M. van der Krogt, and J.W.H.M. Uiterwijk. We are planning tournaments for at least 16 different games:

Amazons, Awari, Backgammon, Bridge, Chess [the 10th World Computer Chess Championship], Chinese Chess, 8x8 Draughts, 10x10 Draughts, Gipf, Go, Hex, Lines of Action, Othello, Poker, Scrabble, and Shogi.

We are willing to host more games, such as Tamsk, Zèrtz, Twixt and Onyx but we do not know of the existence of adequately playing programs. Therefore we are awaiting suggestions on games to be adopted and proposals of programmers of games not included in the list above.

For each game a 2002 tournament will take place provided that at least two programs enter the tournament for that particular game. The detailed tournament schedule will not be announced until the closing date for entries which is May 10, 2002. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the leading programs in each tournament. There will be no cash prizes. The chess competition of the Computer Olympiad will be a special event, since it is adopted by the ICCA as the 10th World Computer Chess Championship (WCCC 2002). The Tournament Director of the Computer Olympiad will be Professor Jaap van den Herik from the Computer Science Department of the Universiteit Maastricht. The rules of the CMG 7th Computer Olympiad will be published on our website entries which is May 10, 2002. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the leading programs in each tournament. There will be no cash prizes. The chess competition of the Computer Olympiad will be a special event, since it is adopted by the ICCA as the 10th World Computer Chess Championship (WCCC 2002). The Tournament Director of the Computer Olympiad will be Professor Jaap van den Herik from the Computer Science Department of the Universiteit Maastricht. The rules of the CMG 7th Computer Olympiad will be published on our websiteentries which is May 10, 2002. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the leading programs in each tournament. There will be no cash prizes. The chess competition of the Computer Olympiad will be a special event, since it is adopted by the ICCA as the 10th World Computer Chess Championship (WCCC 2002). The Tournament Director of the Computer Olympiad will be Professor Jaap van den Herik from the Computer Science Department of the Universiteit Maastricht.

The rules of the CMG 7th Computer Olympiad will be published on our website: http://www.cs.unimaas.nl/Olympiad2002.

(For more information see this website.




Posted by Hans Bodlaender.
Web page created on: 22 Mar 2002. Last modified on: 22 Mar 2002.