OW2 Programming Contest 2014

Award Conference: 15-17 October, 2014
The Award conference will be hosted by the prestigious Chengdu University of Information Technology

The 2014 OW2 Open Source Software Programming Contest is co-organized by COPU, the China OSS Promotion Unit

See the programming contest results.

Purpose of the Competition

This is the sixth edition of the OW2 Programming Contest. Once again in 2014, OW2 is organizing its open source programming contest. 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.
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.

Check out previous editions here: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.

Rules of Contest


Academic staff and students of universities and research institutes, engineers of industrial and business organizations, and all other professionals.

Contest Topics

Topics related to OW2 projects

- 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 the project's roadmap but for which the project team does not have resources.

- It could also be something that the project team would like to explore, in order to develop a prototype (proof of concept).

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.

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). 
  2. *Second prize*: up to FIVE awards will be given (€ 230 each).
  3. *Third prize*: up to TEN awards will be given (€ 100 each).

Award Conference and Prize Ceremony

Participants are invited to participate in the Award Conference and Prize Ceremony. They will be given the opportunity to present their work in English during the international student workshop. In case participants cannot attend, they should provide OW2 with a presentation (slides with associated comments either in text or recorded).

In the morning following the Award Conference and Prize Ceremony attendees are invited to take part in one of the free cloud computing tutorials given by OpenStack and Microsoft.