The 2002 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, 
     Sponsored by IBM
East Central North America Region

The 2002 ACM East Central North America
Regional Programming Contest

Final Report

November 9, 2002

The 2002 ACM East Central North America Regional Programming Contest (ACM ECNA RPC) was held on Saturday November 9, 2002. We had the largest turnout in East Central North America history with 131 teams drawn from 70 colleges and universities throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, eastern Ontario, and Indiana (excluding the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area).

As it was difficult for some teams in the ECNA region to travel to a single site for the contest, the ECNA RPC was held as a distributed contest. There were four contest sites: Ashland Site (45 teams), Cincinnati Site in Cincinnati, Ohio (25 teams), Sheridan Site in Oakville, Ontario, Canada (31 teams), and the Western Michigan Site in Kalamazoo, Michigan (30 teams).

We are pleased to report that the ECNA RPC was again a big success this year. Here are a few comments and observations:

  1. The contest consisted of 8 problems with 88 teams solving at least one problem.

  2. The maximum number of problems solved was 8 problems.

  3. You may view or download the problem sets

  4. You may view the final standings

Congratulations to the top 10 teams of The 2002 ECNA RPC:

Final Rank Institute Name Team Name Number of Problems Solved Total Time (in minutes)
1Carnegie Mellon UniversityCMU Dragons81143
2University of TorontoToronto 181231
3University of WaterlooWaterloo Black81318
4University of WaterlooWaterloo Gold71229
5Oberlin CollegeOberlin-Oriented Programmers6810
6Queen's UniversityQueen's wha?6887
7Michigan State UniversityMSU Spartans5612
8Taylor UniversityTaylor A5651
9University of Michigan - Ann ArborU Mich Code Demons (Ann Arbor)5771
10University of Michigan - Ann ArborU Mich Mighty Hackers (Ann Arbor)5892