ACM Palestinian Collegiate Programming Contest (abbreviated as ACM-PCPC or just PCPC) is a team based competitive programming competition among the universities of the Palestine. The college of IT and Computer Science at Palestine Polytechnic University is hosting this contest for the round of 2012 and its sponsored by Jawwal. As any other ACM competition it operates under the auspices of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
The PCPC is a team competition. It will be run under the conditions of any other ACM contest. Current rules stipulate that each team consist of three students. Participants must be university students, who have had less than five years of university education before the contest. During contest, the teams are given 5 hours to solve between 8 and 12 programming problems (with 8 typical for regionals and 10 for finals). They must submit solutions as programs in C, C++, or Java. Programs are then run on test data. If a program fails to give a correct answer, the team is notified and can submit another program.
The winner is the team which correctly solves most problems. If necessary to rank teams for medals or prizes among tying teams, the placement of teams is determined by the sum of the elapsed times at each point that they submitted correct solutions plus 20 minutes for each rejected submission of a problem ultimately solved.