YEKATERINBURG, June 24 (Itar-Tass) - An agreement on the holding of a programming championship here in 2014 will be signed on Monday by director of the competitions ACM Fellow Professor of Computer Sciences Bill Poucher of Baylor University, Texas, USA, and Viktor Koksharov, Rector of Ural Federal University (UFU), thereby officially to seal an accord about holding a large-scale tournament of programmers in Yekaterinburg.
Earlier, Dmitry Bugrov, First Pro-Rector of UFU, told Itar-Tass that the IBM had allocated $1 million for the purpose. The resouces will beused to pay for championship participants' accommodation, their airlifting here and a technical equipment of the tournament venue. The IBM also assigned funds additionally for arrangements for four evening events and one tour for 1,000 people. The main proportion of participants are expected to arrive within a period from June 28 to July 3. Representatives of 120 countries are to arrive in Yekaterinburg for the championship.
World programming championships of student teams have been held since 1977 under the auspices of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the oldest major international organization operating in the field of computer sciences.