Institute of Information
6-8 September 2005
Hosted by Academia Sinica, Chang Jung Christian
University, and International Computer Games Association (ICGA)
Sponsored by National Science Council (NSC),
and TWP Corp, a member of the Acer Group
In close cooperation with the Chang Jung Christian University,
the Board of ICGA has agreed to organize the Computer Olympiad
to Taipei, Taiwan. The organizing committee consists of: H.H.L.M.
Donkers, M.Greenspan, J.W. Hellemons (chair), T.-s. Hsu,
S.-C. Hsu, H.J. van den Herik, and M. Tiessen.
We are planning many tournaments. Below we mention
20+ different games for which a program can be submitted.
Abalone Amazons Arimaa Backgammon Bao
Bridge Chinese Chess 8x8Checkers Diplomacy
Dominoes Dots and Boxes 10x10 Draughts Computational Pool
Gipf Go 9x9 Go Hex
Lines of Action 6x7 OCTI 9x9 OCTI Othello
Poker Renju Scrabble Shogi
The game of Renju, claimed to be solved, is still
welcome since we have not seen a fully-operational program
on internet that plays perfectly. Moreover, we are willing
to host more games, such as Ataxx, Clobber, Dvonn, Mediocrity,
Onyx, Tamsk, TwixT and Zertz but we do not know of the existence
of adequately playing programs. We are awaiting suggestions
and proposals of programmers before we include them in the
official list given above.
For each game a 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 July 15, 2005.
Notification of entry acceptation will be given before August
1, 2005. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to
the leading programs in each tournament.
The Tournament Directors of the Computer Olympiad
will be: H.J. van den Herik and M. Greenspan (for Pool).
The rules of the 10th Computer Olympiad will
be published on this website
The entry fees for the other tournaments are
Amateur: Euro 25
Semi-professional: Euro 100
Professional: Euro 250
A participant is expected to be ICGA member (Euro
"Amateur": programmers who have no
commercial interest in their program, and are not professional
game programmers. Applications for amateur classification
must supply information to justify their claim.
"Semi-professional": Any program submitted
by an employee or associate from a games-programming company.
The program's name must not be derived from or similar to
a commercial product.
"Professional": A program whose name
is the same as or derived from a commercial product.
Any entry received after August 1, 2005
will be subject to a penalty fee, doubling the above fees.