IPSJ International AI Programming Contest: SamurAI Coding 2015-16
As the Internet industry rapidly grows, there is an intensifying need for high quality engineers and programmers.
Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) conducted the International AI programming Contest "SamurAI Coding" in 2012, 2013 and 2014,
aiming to cultivate the younger generation so they can become leading researchers,
developers and successful on global level
(1st SamurAI Coding Final Photos in 2012, 2nd Final Results in 2013 and Results in 2014-15).
4th SamurAI Coding will be held between October 2015 and March 2016.
Contestants will compete their engineering skills for AI game programming.
Winners of the preliminary round will move on to the final round, which will be held on March 11 2016 collocated with 78th IPSJ National Convention at Keio University, Yagami Campus.
Participating engineers and programmers will be able to demonstrate their skills on a global level through this contest.
Feb 9: 1st call for challenge of online preliminary round has been over. The result will be announced on Feb 12. (TBD)
Feb 8 AoE: FAQ page has been updated about "timeout" issue.
Jan 26 AoE: The contest system is now accepting your AI program submissions! If you have any further problem, let us know it at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 14 AoE: Due to the necessity of the system maintenance, due of 1st call for challenge of online preliminary round has been extended to Feb 8, 2016 AoE! As of Jan 14 AoE, the system is still under maintenance.
Jan 12 AoE:
Due to frequent problems with the contest server, some of possible participants find difficulties in their development of AI players. In consideration of this state, we will extend the deadline of submission for the first preliminary round for at least three weeks. Exact dates, including the schedule of the second preliminary round, are to be announced soon.
Winners of World Final will receive prizes totaling 100,000JPY (TBD). Moreover there will be some Sponsor Awards and Gifts (TBD).
World Final contestants who are not IPSJ members will receive one-year IPSJ membership without any entry fee and annual fee. (The entry fee is originally necessary for IPSJ regular members.)
Travel expenses of World final contestants will be partially supported.
Last year World final contestants from out side of Japan received travel expenses up to 100,000JPY,
and contestants from a long distance within Japan received full travel expenses.
All World Final contestants will be presented on the contest site.
Rule and platform announcement: Oct-Nov 2015
Due of 1st call for challenge of online preliminary round: Feb 8, 2016 AoE
Result announcement of 1st call for challenge of online preliminary round: Feb 12, 2016. Nine teams will be selected for the world final. Among them, up to three teams will be selected in consideration of diversity and geographical distribution.
Due of 2nd call for challenge of online preliminary round: Feb 22, 2016 AoE
Result announcement of 2nd call for challenge of online preliminary round: Feb 26, 2016 AoE (TBD). Nine teams will be selected for the world final. Among them, up to three teams will be selected in consideration of diversity and geographical distribution (TBD).