Gomocup 2019 Announcement

Published by Kai Sun at Feb 17, 2019

Gomocup 2019 Announcement

Hello, all Gomocup fans!

Spring 2019 is coming, and we would like to inform you about some details. Gomocup 2019 will take place from May 3rd to May 5th, 2019. The deadline is on the 26th of April 2019 at 23:59 pm UTC.

The compatibility requirement of Gomocup 2019 will be the same as that of 2018. If you are new to Gomocup, we strongly recommend reading compatibility details.

Following the settings of Gomocup 2018, we will have tournaments for freestyle gomoku, standard gomoku, and renju in Gomocup 2019. One author is not allowed to submit more than one AI for one rule but is allowed to submit different AIs for different rules. Memory limit is determined to 350MB, and AI size limitation is 8MB. Time per move/per match will be 5s/120s for fast game, 300s/1000s for final leagues, and 30s/180s for the rest. For details, you can refer to detail information. Gomocup 2019 will run on CPUs that support up to at least the following instruction sets: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, and POPCNT. GPUs are not supported in Gomocup 2019, but we would consider introducing a new GPU AI tournament in the future, and you are welcome to release GPU versions along with CPU versions. 

Academic integrity is the foundation of a healthy intellectual community, and in recent years we unfortunately see incidents of copyright issues occurred in Gomocup, such as the disqualification of HGarden (link). As the Gomocup community is growing larger and larger, we require every participant to sign a copyright statement (link) from this year.

In this year, we recommend you to submit your AI via the Gomocup user site. If you encounter any problems or bugs while using the system, feel free to send an email to us: [email protected].

We are looking for sponsorship for Gomocup 2019, to support our web hosting fees and/or provide souvenirs for participants. If you are interested, please contact us: [email protected].