It is with deep sadness that I let our community know that Guy Haworth has passed away. To readers of the ICGA Journal, you will recognize his name as being a prolific contributor especially on the subjects of chess tablebases and the TCEC chess competitions. He was a low-key but passionate supporter of the ICGA’s mission. It was a privilege for me to have worked with him.
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his wife Annette and sons Alex and Ben.
The latest information on this year’s Olympiad can be found here. The deadline for registration is August 18. Go for the gold!
The Advances in Computer Games conference will be held online this year. It is tentatively scheduled for the week of November 22, with a paper submission deadline of September 6. Details can be found here.
Please consider submitting a paper. We look forward to finding out about the latest advances in AI applied to computer games.
The 2021 Computer Olympiad will be held the last two weeks of August. It’s time to start debugging, tuning your code, reading the latest research advances, adding new ideas to your program, and preparing to go for the gold!
The 2020 Computer Olympiad is over. We had 72 entries competing in 21 tournaments. The final results are here. Thank you to all the competitors for participating. Thank you for Hiroyuki Iida and I-Chen Wu for their organizational efforts.
There were over 70 entries to the Olympiad, resulting in 21 tournaments. Follow the competition results here. Best wishes to all the competitors for an exciting and fun competition.
This year, for the first time, the Computer Olympiad is online. There has been lots of interest in the event. If you have not registered to compete, please do so as soon as possible (it helps with the planning).
Thank you — and good luck!
Registration for the Computer Olympiad is now open! Help make our online competition a success by entering your state-of-the-art program, or dusting off your code from a few years ago to see how it fares against the new generation of programs.
Early registrations are appreciated as it allows us to better plan for the event.
We look forward to a successful competition, and the practical demonstration of new ideas in artificial intelligence.
The Computer Olympiad 2020 page is regularly being updated. Please go there to see which completions are likely to be happen. Registration will open shortly.
Thank you for your patience regarding ICGA events for 2020. The pandemic has played havoc with our plans for our annual events, which were to be held in Spain in June. Since then we have been scrambling for solutions.
1. Computers and Games conference 2020 — cancelled. This was previously announced.
2. NEW: World Computer Chess Championships 2020 — cancelled. This was a difficult decision, but the logistics to move these events online in a timely way were challenging.
Hopefully both events will be held in 2021.
3. NEW: Computer Olympiad. I am delighted to announce that the Computer Olympiad will be held online during November-December 2020. Please see the ICGA site (under the drop-down menu Computer Olympiad) for the details.
The best way you can support the ICGA is to enter a program into one of the Olympiad competitions (or encourage your friends to enter a program). And if your favorite game has not been in the Olympiad recently, let us know and we would be happy to add it to this year’s list of competitions.
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