Cyprus Computer Society

ACM ICPC – Cyprus National Competition 2019

(Cyprus Collegiate Programming Contest)

On the 8th of June, the Cyprus National ACM ICPC programming competition was held at the premises of the University of Central Lancashire – Cyprus in Pyla.

The competition was co-organized by all major academic institutions in Cyprus under the auspices of the Cyprus Computer Society. The participating Universities (in alphabetic order) were the following:

  • Cyprus University of Technology
  • European University Cyprus
  • Frederick University
  • Open University of Cyprus
  • UCLan, Cyprus
  • University of Cyprus
  • University of Nicosia

The technical aspects of the competition were held up to the standards of the International Olympiad in Informatics using an automated grading environment with live feedback for the contestants.

In total, the competition hosted 8 teams of 4 members (3 contestants and one mentor). 5 algorithmic problems were given to the contestants to solve programmatically in 3 hours. By the end of the competition all 5 problems were 100% solved by at least one team.

Thanks to the work of the Organizing Committee and especially the efforts by Dr. Josephina Antoniou the competition was successfully completed without any issues.

The first two teams with the highest overall score will represent Cyprus to the South-Eastern European Regional Contest. Specifically the two teams are the following (ordered by overall rank, members ordered alphabetically):

Adamos Ttofari, Andronikos Charalambous, Rafail Loizou

Washing Machines
Coach: Chryssis Georgiou

Christodoulos Constantinides, Chryssis Eftychiou, Constantinos Demetriou

Coach: Dimitrios Kouzapas


RankAcademic InstitutionTeam Name
1University of CyprusWashingMachines
2University of CyprusMulti-Threat
3University of Cyprusinsert_catchy_name_here
4University of CyprusCoding_Warriors
5University of CyprusTrifecta
6University of CyprusPaphos
7Cyprus University of TechnologycutOverflow
8University of Central Lancashire CyprusMAF-Lab

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – Innovation and Challenges

The IEEE and the Cyprus Computer Society present the state of art of drone technologies and applications.

3 October 2017
University of Cyprus
Building KOD 07, Room 10
Starts at 17.00
Free Food and Drinks


Flyer (137 downloads)

Program (138 downloads)

  • Presentations on the state of art of drone technologies & applications
  • Drone Piloting
  • Prize draw for IEEE student members:
    One-day piloting course worth €250, by DJI Cyprus


  • 17:00-17:25: “UAV in Emergency Response: Research and Innovation Challenges”
    Dr. Panayiotis Kolios, KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence
  • 17:25-18:15: “Demonstration of UAV automated functionalities”
    Mr. Petros Petrides, KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence
  • 18:15-18:30: Coffee break
  • 18:30-18:50: “Regulations on drone aviation in Cyprus”
    Mr. Marios Louka, DJI Cyprus
  • 18:50-19:10: “Monitoring Power Systems Lines using Drones”
    Mr. Costas Stasopoulos, EAC, IEEE Region 8 Past-Director
  • 19:10-19:15: “Contribution of Cyprus Computer Society (CCS) in Cyprus”
    Mr. Costas Agrotis, CCS Chairman
  • 19:15-19.30: “Introduction of IEEE: Its Vision and Role”
    Mr. Nicos Michaelides, CYTA, IEEE Cyprus Section Chair
  • 19:30: Drinks and snacks @ U-Pub – Prize draw for IEEE student members

Flyer (137 downloads)

Program (138 downloads)

Digital Innovation with APIs

The CCS is organizing the following Open Seminar on Current International Technology Trends:

Presentation Title: Digital Innovation with APIs
Speaker: Saad Syed, Google
Date/Time: June 28th 2017 , 17:00-18:30 (16:30-17:00 Welcome Coffee & Registration )
Place: European University Cyprus, Room 208, 2nd, East Block

Free Admission – Registration is required
Digital Innovation with APIs -BROCHURE.pdf (373 downloads)

Open Seminars On Current International Technology Trends Series: Digital Innovation With APIs

APIs are the foundation for many Digital Native applications. Find out how this important capability will allow you to be more agile, build innovative new products/services and leverage the power of collaboration beyond your organization.

Saad Syed is the Regional Lead for Google Edge Southern EMEA. He is responsible for the Apigee API Management solution set in the region. He has worked extensively with many Leading institutions in the region on their Digital Transformation initiatives. Prior to Google Saad was the Regional Leader for Data Center at Cisco Systems for Middle East Turkey Russia and Africa.

Seminar Target Group

  • Innovators
  • Developers
  • Engineers
  • ICT Companies
  • Telecom Companies
  • Banks
  • Insurance Companies
  • Students And Professors

Free Admission – Registration is required
Digital Innovation with APIs -BROCHURE.pdf (373 downloads)

Cyprus Computer Society – Logos

The Cyprus Computer Society (CCS) is a professional and independent not-for-profit organization, seeking to improve and promote high standards amongst informatics professionals, in recognition of the impact that informatics has on employment, business, society as well as on the quality of life of the citizen.

Through the advancement of IT Science and good practice our organization promotes wider social and economic progress, bringing together industry, academics, practitioners and government to share knowledge, promote new thinking, inform the design of new curricula, shape public policy and inform the public.

As the Body of Computer Science and IT Professionals, the CCS is engaged in a range of activities, expresses its views on behalf of its members to the National Authorities on IT strategic issues and engages in European and other projects by developing multistakeholder co-operations with the academic community, government, public, private and non-governmental organizations.

The CCS was founded in 1984 and today with the high quality level of the services it offers to its (more than 1200) members, the IT community and the society, the CCS has become the trust-worthy reference point of IT in Cyprus.

Cyprus Computer Society Logo ( in Black and White George Michael

Cyprus Computer Society Logo ( in Color George Michael

Keeping yourself and your kids safe online

Τhe Cyprus Computer Society, in cooperation with the Pancyprian Schools’ Parents and the Pancyprian Confederation of Parents Associations invite you to the events for parents entitled “Keeping yourself and your kids safe online”.

The events will be presented* by the Cyber Security and Cyber Crime expert, Mr Urban Schrott (ESET Ireland).

The renowned speaker will provide practical advice and safety tips for kids’ (of all ages) online dangers.

*The presentation will be held in English and participation is free

For more information:


Start date of event: 6th of Apr, 2016 at 18:00
End date of event: 6th of Apr, 2016 at 20:00
Venue: Ελληνική Τράπεζα
Γωνία Λεωφ. Λεμεσού & Αθαλάσσας 200 Αίθουσα Εκδηλώσεων Πασχάλη Λ. Πασχαλίδη του κτηρίου Διοίκησης της Ελληνικής Τράπεζας Λευκωσία Nicosia 1394 Cyprus
Contact Details
Phone: +35722460680
Fax: +35722767349


Start date of event: 7th of Apr, 2016 at 14:30
End date of event: 7th of Apr, 2016 at 16:30
Venue: The International School of Paphos
100 Aristotelous Savva Av. Paphos Paphos 8220 Cyprus
Contact Details
Phone: +35726821700
Fax: +35726942541


Ασφάλεια στο Διαδίκτυο για Γονείς και Παιδιά


The CCS is glad to announce that the INFOSEC 2015 website  is now LIVE and you can visit it to see the conference and workshops program and register online.

Please note that the CCS Members have a 20% discount on the normal prices. To get your discount, you should use the following discount code: IS20CCS.  During registration, click on Enter Promotional Code just below the tickets section. It is noted that all registrations using a discount code will be validated during registration at the conference.

Information Security Events
Within the framework of INFOSEC, the CCS is also supporting two other events that are organized by associate organizations and will take place some days before the INFOSEC 2015:

  • Offensive Hacking Techniques, 17-18/09/2015: See the invitation here. The CCS Members have 20% discount, using the code they have received by mail
  • 1st Cyprus Penetration Testing Competition, 19/09/2015: See information here. Participation is free

If you have any inquiries for the aforementioned events please contact CCS PR Officer Mrs Christina Papamiltiadou at [email protected]

Summer Holidays
Our office will be closed from August 10th to August 21st. We wish each and everyone happy summer holidays!

Kind Regards,
From the CCS team

Pancyprian Student Programming OlympiadΠαγκύπρια Μαθητική Ολυμπιάδα Πληροφορικής

The PSPO was established by the Cyprus Computer Society (CCS) in 1991 in response to the invitation to participate in the third International Olympiad in Informatics that took place in 1991 in Athens, Greece. Since then, The Society has been organizing the Cypriot competition every year.

In the early days, it was difficult to attract students to participate because there were no computers in schools and Computing was not taught in the schools.

Nowadays, the PSPO runs in two rounds and attracts about 200 top students with skills and interest in computer programming every year.

Due to the involvement of the Society in the international competitions, Cyprus has organized in 1996 the 4th Balkan Olympiad in Informatics, during the period 20-25 October and in 2006 the 14th Balkan Olympiad in Informatics, during the period 1-7 July 2006.



To promote the use of Computing and Information Technology among high school students of the public and private schools of Cyprus.

To give an opportunity to young talented students to prove their skills and knowledge in computer programming.

To bring young students having the same interests together and give them the opportunity to network, exchange ideas and cooperate.

To select the Official Team of Cyprus that represents our country in International Programming Competitions; the Balkan Olympiad in Informatics and the International Olympiad in Informatics.



Eligible to participate are all students of public and private secondary education schools, both Greek and English speaking. Eligible to participate are also young high school graduates who, at the time of the competition, serve the Cyprus army. The competitors who will be selected to represent Cyprus in the International Competitions have to also conform to additional rules set by the authorities and the committeess of these competitions. These rules relate to the age of the competitors at the time of the International Competitions and to their status (i.e not to be university students).

The programming languages used during the competition are: PASCAL, C, C++. The Borland versions of these compilers will be installed on the competitors PCs. Competitors may use any version of these languages provided that they bring with them the required compiler and install them prior to the beginning of the competition.

Language of the Competition: The description of the programming tasks will be given to candidates in both the Greek and English languages. Competition PhasesThere are two mandatory phases to the competition. The organizing committee reserves the right to organize a third phase in order to declare the winners.

In the first phase, all students registered to participate are invited to take a written test. Their task is to solve basic-to-intermediate computer problems on paper. In this phase, the objective is to diagnose the basic knowledge of the participants in any of the three programming languages (see below for details) without giving concern to the syntax of the programming languages.

In the second phase, about 30% of the successful students of the first phase are invited to solve basic-to-intermediate computer problems using a PC and a programming language. The intention here is to identify the depth and breadth of knowledge of the participants as regards the programming languages and their way of algorithmic thinking and problem solving capabilities.

If required, a third and final phase will be organized in which, about 5% – 10% of the successful students of the second phase, are invited to solve intermediate-to-advanced computer problems using a PC and a programming language.

Winners: There are 4 winners to this competition and ranking is done based on the achievements and results of the candidates. The four winners will make up the official team of Cyprus who will participate in the Balkan and International Olympiads in Informatics.


Evaluation Criteria

The solutions provided by competitors will be evaluated by Members of the Cyprus Computer Society and the Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK) of Cyprus based on the following criteria:

Correctness of solution

Completeness of solution

Efficiency and effectiveness of the solution

Innovation of the solution

Overall program documentation

Usage of correct programming language syntax



Like every year, the first 4 winners will formally represent Cyprus in two International events, the Balkan Olympiad in Informatics (BOI) and the International Olympiad in Informatics .

The 2011 International Olympiad in Informatics will take place in Thailand (22-29 July 2011).

The place and date for the 2011 Balkan Olympiad will be announced soon.

All expenses (air tickets, hotel accommodation, meals, personal insurance) of the four students will be covered by the Cyprus Computer Society and the Ministry of Education and Culture.

All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

An awards ceremony will be organized at a date that will be announced later under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Culture with the support of our sponsors, ECDL CYPRUS, Laiki e-Bank and Microsoft.Η Παγκύπρια Μαθητική Ολυμπιάδα Πληροφορικής είναι διαγωνισμός προγραμματισμού ηλεκτρονικών υπολογιστών για μαθητές της δευτεροβάθμιας εκπαίδευσης, δημόσιας και ιδιωτικής. Διοργανώνεται από τον Κυπριακό Σύνδεσμο Πληροφορικής σε δύο φάσεις σε ετήσια βάση.

Ο κύριος στόχος του είναι η αναβάθμιση της χρήσης της τεχνολογίας της πληροφορικής και της έννοιας του προγραμματισμού ανάμεσα στους μαθητές.

Η διοργάνωση αποβλέπει επίσης στην επιλογή της επίσημης κυπριακής αντιπροσωπείας της Κύπρου η οποία συμμετέχει στις διοργανώσεις της Διεθνούς και  Βαλκανικής Ολυμπιάδας Πληροφορικής.