OW2 Programming Contest 2013

Award Conference: October 23-24, 2013

China National Computer Conference, Changsha, China

Latest news

October 23: The Award Ceremony takes place at National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), Changsha, China.
See the programming contest results.

October 7: The evaluation is on going and the result will be deliberated in several days

September 20, 2013: The project submission is closed.

July 15, 2013: The registered teams started to work on the topics. 

May 6, 2013: Contestant registration is open and the registration deadline is July 15, 2013.


Once again in 2013, OW2 and Scilab are organizing a joint open source programming contest

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

The programming contest award ceremony will be held mid October at the National University of Defense Technology, in Changsha, 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>Topics]
for the OW2 contest. 

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

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 (RMB 10 000 or a return flight to Beijing and five nights accommodation). 
  2. *Second prize*: up to FIVE awards will be given. (Each Award: RMB 2 000 or a netbook).
  3. *Third prize*: up to TEN awards will be given. (Each Award: RMB 500 or external 1TB hard drive).

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: *May 3, 2013* (extended deadline)
  • Deadline of registration: *July 15, 2013*
  • Deadline for code submission: *September 15, 2013*
  • Award conference: *October 23-24, 2013*