Submissions are now closed.
The submission is expected to be an archive file. You can choose one of several formats: a .tar file, a gzipped .tar.gz (or .tgz) file, a bzipped .tar.bz2 (or .tbz2) file, or a .zip file. The archive should contain your submission in a single "submission" directory. Two executables in this directory, "cop" and "robber" will be used during the competition. You can deliver these executables in three ways:
Your source code must be included in the submitted archive.
The essay submission format is similar to the regular submission format. It must also be an archive, as above, containing a single "submission" directory. The directory must contain either an "essay.pdf" file, an "essay.txt" file, or an "essay.html" file. Additional files are also okay, but expected only if the html file needs additional support.
Each team is allowed up to two sets of cop/robber-bots. If you choose to have an extra set, you need to submit (or create in the build script or the Makefile) two additional executables, "cop2" and "robber2".
Submissions that are created using the LiveCD (or tested with it) will be handled automatically. You do not need to read this section if you use the livecd.
If you want to submit a Windows entry, then your submission should be a zip file following the same format as above: it should contain a single "submission" directory which includes your sources and related material. In addition, your submission should include a ready-to-run "cop" and "robber" executables (either .exe, or .bat). Make sure your executables work with a vanilla Windows XP installation. We will not be running any development tools on Windows. If your executables require DLLs that are not part of a plain XP installation, make sure that you include them and that your executables find them — we will not copy anything into the Windows system folder.
If you want to submit code that is not using the LiveCD option, and not a Windows submission, then use the "other" submission type. This should be considered a last resort solution. You should use this only after reading the following:
If we are unable to contact you and unable to run your submission ourselves given some reasonable effort, your submission will be ignored.