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Institute of Information Science
Academia Sinica
Taipei, Taiwan
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 as follows:

Amateur: Euro 25
Semi-professional: Euro 100
Professional: Euro 250

A participant is expected to be ICGA member (Euro 40).

"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.

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