2004 Dhaka Site Event
North South University
7-8 October 2004
The Final Round of the ACM-ICPC 2004 Asia Regional Dhaka Site Event was
held on Friday 8 October 2004 at North South University. The entire event
went extremely smoothly making it a grand success.
This year the Dhaka Site had decided to hold the preliminary round competition
on Internet if the total accepted registration exceeds 80 teams. By the
registration deadline as high as 148 teams registered online out of which
96 teams including 4 foreign teams had completed their registration and
was accepted for the contest. Instead of eliminating 16 teams through
the Preliminary Round contest on internet, it was decided to advance all
the 96 teams to the Final Round to be held on 7-8 October 2004.
Contest Day 7-8 October 2004
The practice session went well on 7 October 2004 in spite
of heavy downpour making it a bit inconvenient for some of the contesting
teams. A total of 92 teams participated in the practice session that went
The Final Round of the contest started at 8:20 AM on
8 October 2004 that is 20 minutes behind schedule. All the 96 teams were
present. The contest run extremely smoothly throughout and the entire
systems team headed by Dr. Farruk Ahmed, Director, Information Services
Department, were very happy with the performance of our system.
final standing shows that Fudan University of China became the champion
by solving 6 problems out of 8 problems. Bangladesh University of Engineering
& Technology (BUET) became the runner-up by solving 5 problems and
the National University of Singapore became 3rd by solving 4 problems
and a team from North South University became 4th by solving 2 problems.
We provided refreshments for the contestants, coaches, judges and volunteers
and arranged for lunch for all of them at Dominous Pizza.
award ceremony was held at 6:30 PM at Dhaka Sheraton
Hotel with Barrister Moudud Ahmed, Honorable Minister for Law and Parliamentary
Affairs, Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, as the chief
guest. Mr. M.A. Hashem, Chairman, Board of Governors, North South University
Foundation attended the ceremony as a special guest. Prizes were distributed
to the top 13 teams (by institution ranking).
cultural program that included a few songs and a dance followed the ceremony.
Finally, everybody was invited for the Dinner at the same venue. About
540 persons attended.