We will have two divisions and recognize winners in each division and each site. There will be a different problem set for each division. Division one qualifies the team for the World Finals and has a difficult program set. A school can only compete in one or the other division. Please consult past SER division one and two problem sets.

The regional contest director is Ryan Stansifer (Florida Tech), the UWF site directors are Amitabh Mishra and Ezhil Kalaimannan, the College of Charleston site director is Jim Bowring, the Kennesaw State site director is Sarah North, the FIU site directors are Kip Irving and Giri Narasimhan, and the chief judge is David Van Brackle. The organizers can be contacted via e-mail: ser@cs@fit.edu.

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) sponsors an international programming contest for college students, known as the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). Teams of three students write computer programs to solve a set of problems in five hours. Programming teams from the states of MS, AL, GA, SC, and FL compete at the Southeast Region (SER) Contest; the best team represents the region at the world finals. The goal is to improve the skills necessary to solve problems with computers. (See the ACM ICPC entry external link at Wikipedia or visit the ICPC official WWW site external link.)

The 2018 ACM Southeast USA regional programming contest will be held Sat, 3 Nov 2018. The practice round will be between 11am and noon EDT, the contest from 1:30pm to 6:30pm EDT. The contest is distributed via the Internet over different timezones and several sites:
College of Charleston seal College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. Directions, parking, etc.
Kennesaw State seal Florida International University in Miami, Florida. site information
Kennesaw State seal Kennesaw State University in Marietta, Georgia. site information
UWF logo University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida.

Registration begin about 1 September 2018. Managers or coaches must register their teams on-line at the ICPC WWW site external link. Registration is $50 per person if paid by Sat, 6 Oct 2018. In addition, fill out this form. Do not bring checks or cash to the contest. Payment by credit card, is preferred.

The contest will be conducted in a GNU/Linux environment. The programs can be submitted in Ada, C, C++, C#, Fortran >=90, Go, Haskell, Java, Lua, Pascal, Python 2&3, and Scala. DomJudge will again be the contest management software.

During the contest the standings of the teams will be posted and updated continuously (until the last hour of the contest when updates will be discontinued). Here are the final results for division I and division II. Eventually the final results will be posted at the official ICPC WWW site external link.