OW2 Programming Contest 2014

OW2 Programming Contest 2014

Award Conference: date to be confirmed, surely in October, 2014
City to be confirmed, surely in China


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The programming contest is launched for 2014 and now we are in call for topic stage.

This year, we are openning the contest for sponsoring. There will be two categories of topics:

  1. Topics related to OW2 projects :
  • As previous years, the idea of a topic is to propose work on a particular component, exploratory functions, use cases, extension, etc.
  • A topic could typically be something that is in your roadmap but for which you do not have resources.
  • It could also be something that you would like to explore, in order to develop a prototype (proof of concept).
2. Sponsored topics which are not necessarily related to OW2 projects :
  • A sponsorship ranges from €1500 to €3000 and gives right to propose one sponsored topic. The sponsorship will be shared by winner teams who work for the related topic. The sponsor will participate to the award appreciation of the related topic.
  • A sponsor can of course propose multiple sponsorships.
  • The sponsored topics are not necessarily related to the existing OW2 projects.
  • For those who would like to propose sponsored topics, please indicate the sponsorship in the field "description" of the online form and please get in contact with the management office.


This is the sixth edition of the OW2 Programming Contest. Check out previous editions here:

The programming contest award ceremony will be held in 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 developing international communication and cooperation, the competition is overseen by IT professionals and academics from around the world.

Rules of Contest


Academic staff and students of universities and research institutes, 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.

Once they have selected a topic, they should go to the Registration page for registration instructions.

Technical requirements

  1. Participants can select a topic from the list provided on the OW2 Contest webpage.
  2. After registration, participants must get in touch with the topic contact, and exchange information on the corresponding project mailing list.
  3. A weekly report has to be sent by e-mail to the topic contact and OW2 Programming Contest staff.
  4. The software will be developed using the Trustie collaborative infrastructure or alternatively SVN on the OW2 Forge or Git. 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 the OW2 Technology Council.
In the first stage, works will be shortlisted from all the received submissions. Peer-evaluation on the Internet will be made by the contest topic contacts. Finally, the selection 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 (€ 1 000 or more or a return flight to Beijing and five nights accommodation).
  2. Second prize: up to FIVE awards will be given. (Each Award: € 300 or more or a netbook).
  3. Third prize: up to TEN awards will be given. (Each Award: € 100 or more or external 1TB hard drive).
(This year, we are introducing a new topic category: sponsored topics. The prizes and rules may be slightly different by taking into account some eventual expectations of sponsors.)

Award Ceremony

Participants are invited to participate in the Award Ceremony. They are expected to present their work in English during the Ceremony workshop. In case participants cannot attend, they should provide OW2 with a presentation (slides with associated comments either in text or recorded).


  • Deadline for topics submission: April 30, 2014
  • Deadline of registration: May 31, 2014 (may be extended)
  • Deadline for code submission: August 31, 2014
  • Award conference: October, 2014
Created by Xiaolong Kong on 2014/02/07 16:46


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