OW2 Programming Contest 2010

OW2 Programming Contest 2010

Award Ceremony: September 24-26, 2010
Ningxia University, Yinchuan city, Ningxia, China

Latest news

March 2010: Launch of the 2010 Programming Contest (see http://www.ow2.org/view/Events/ProgrammingContest2010).

March 26, 2010: Deadline for projects to submit topics to the contest (see the Topics page for current topics).


Once again in 2010, OW2 and Scilab are organizing a joint open source programming contest.

This year, as a unique complement to the programming contest, a corporate networking event is organized for sponsors and their guests with the theme: Open Source, Open for Business.

The Contest ceremony will be held in September 24-26 2010 in Ningxia University, Yinchuan city, Ningxia, China.


Competition Purposes

The purpose of the competition is to develop awareness for the OW2 code base among students and technicians, and to provide an opportunity for contestants to demonstrate their talent in computer programming. What's more, the contest aims at promoting teamwork and the ability of college students in science and technology to study and use OW2 open source projects. Based on principles of "freedom, sharing and creativity", and aiming at improving international communication and cooperation, the competition is overseen by IT professionals and academics from Europe and China.

Rules of Contest


Academic staff and students of university and research institute, engineers of industrial and business organizations, and all other professionals.


Participants should select a topic among the list of topics provided for the OW2 contest (under construction). Once they have selected a topic, they should go to the Registration page for registration instructions.

Technical requirements

  1. Participants can select a topic in the list provided on the OW2 Contest webpage.
  2. After registration, participants are encouraged to get in touch with the topic contact, and exchange information on the corresponding project mailing list.
  3. The software will be developed using the Trustie collaborative infrastructure. It should include appropriate documentation for installing and running the software, as well as examples and tests. The language for code comments and documentation should be English.

Award Selection

The Award Selection process includes three stages:

  1. Shortlist of entries by an Expert Team.
  2. Peer-evaluation on the Internet, and.
  3. Final selection by French and Chinese Scientists.
In the first stage, 16 works will be shortlisted from all the received submissions. Peer-evaluation on the Internet will be made by all contestants. Finally, the French and Chinese Scientist Team will decide on the awards to be given, taking into consideration the results of the first and second stages.


  1. First prize: one award will be given (RMB 10 000).
  2. Second prize: up to FIVE awards will be given. (Each Award: RMB 1 000).
  3. Third prize: up to TEN awards will be given. (Each Award: RMB 500).

Programme committee

Florent BENOIT France
Zhou BIN China
Jacques CAYUELA France
Pascal DECHAMBOUX France
Didier DONSEZ France
Pierre DUBOIS France
Fran�ois EXERTIER France
Pierre-Yves GIBELLO France
Andrea GIOIA Italy
Jun HAN China
Jeremi JOSLIN France
Michael KLEINHENZ Germany
Laurent LAUDINET France
Goulven LE JEUNE France
Alexandre LEFEBVRE France
Ge LI China
Zhi LI China
Adrien LOUIS France
Antonio MAJORI Italy
Rafael MARINS Brazil
Antoine MENSCH France
Philippe MERLE France
Christophe NEY France
Stephane RIBAS France
Guillaume SAUTHIER France
Stefano SCAMUZZO Italy
Lionel SEINTURIER France
Dianxi SHI China
Jingyu SONG China
Jean-Bernard STEFANI France
Cedric THOMAS France
Petr TUMA Czech Rep.
Miguel VALDEZ FAURA France
Julien VIET France
Jun WEI China
Gang YIN China
Junfeng ZHAOChina
MingHui ZHOUChina
Yan ZHU China


  • Deadline for topics submission: March 26, 2010
  • Deadline of registration: May 31, 2010
  • Deadline for code submission: August 25, 2010
  • Award conference at Ningxia University: September 24-26, 2010