[Computer-go] The Sixth UEC Cup and Denseisen

村松正和 muramatu at cs.uec.ac.jp
Thu Feb 7 03:15:35 PST 2013

Dear All,

Finally, the web page of the 6th UEC Cup Computer Go Tournament is open!
Please check at:  http://jsb.cs.uec.ac.jp/~igo/eng/
Registration is also open now.

We have a big CHANGE in the UEC Cup this year.
Below I excerpt some information on change of the 6th UEC Cup, but do not
trust the information too much; Please read the web page CAREFULLY
by yourself before you submit your registration form.

Any question directly to me or uec.igo at gmail.com is welcome.
In the case, however, please be patient to wait my response for 2 or 3 days;
recently I'm so busy that I cannot respond quickly.

I'm looking forward to seeing you in UEC, Tokyo.

 Best regards,

 Masakazu Muramatsu


---Excerpts from the UEC Cup web page---

Prizes: the 1st winner: 30,0000 yen, the 2nd: 10,0000yen, the 3rd: 5,0000yen

Important dates:
  Deadline for application of grant of travel expense: Feb. 18th
  Deadline for participation submission: Feb. 28th of 2013.

  UEC Cup Tournament: Mar. 16th and 17th
  Symposium: Mar. 18th and 19th
  Denseisen: Mar. 20th

1. There will be held matches between the first- and second-prize
winner of the UEC Cup
and a professional Go player. This event is called Denseisen. Between
the tournament and Denseisen,
we have a symposium on game informatics ( however, the title of the
symposium is
something like `cognitive science and entertainment'...)

2. We set three categories of programs, and each participant must
declare which category
his/her program falls in.  See the web page for the exact definition
of these categories.
Below I give some informal idea of them.
 Any Category A program should be `original and robust',  who wants to
play at Denseisen
if it wins the UEC Cup. In particular, the ability to manage handicap
games properly is required.
 Category B program should be `original', and it can proceed to the
second day final tournament
to win the UEC Cup. However, even if such a program wins the UEC Cup,
it cannot proceed to Denseisen.
 Category C program should have some  original device, but can use
some legal copies of other programs.
Any program of this category is not eligible to proceed to the second day.
So, again, I warn you to read the definition of the categories before
you submit registration form.

3. We have a (very limited) amount of grant of travel expense for foreigners.
Please submit application form if you want the grant before the end of
Feb. 18th.
Note that if one receives the grant, then he/she should give a
one-hour lecture at the symposium.


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