Submission requirements (2022)


  1. Register at (
  2. Access EasyChair and register your group
    • Use as title of the paper your login name at
    • Place the name of your solver in the abstract
  3. Submit your solution via optil (as soon as the optil submission is open)


  1. Open Source (e.g. GPL, MIT, or public domain)
  2. Source code is available on a public repository (e.g., Bitbucket, GitHub, Gitlab).
  3. We allow a limited use of external open source dependencies, preferably with source code included in the submission. If you need to install software on the target platform, please contact us in advance, and we will ask the team if it is possible (the open source requirement still applies).
  4. We allow at most three solvers per team per track. However, these solvers can not have a common code base, i.e. they cannot share major parts of algorithmic code. Shared external libraries are however allowed. For example, you are not allowed to submit the same solver using different parameters. Moreover, if you submit more than one solver, we will rank the team (and not submissions) according to the best solver of a team. A person can only be part of one team.
  5. Submissions Solver:
    1. Submission via, please refer to the SUBMITTING SOLUTION section of help page
    2. Register solver and participants via EasyChair
    3. Create a release in the public repository of the solver (name: pace-2022)
  6. Submission Description:
    1. Place the source code of the solver in a digital library (e.g., Zenodo) and generate a DOI
    2. Submit the solver description via EasyChair use DOI to refer to the solver and include a reference to the public source code repository
  7. Codes using parallelism will be disqualified
Solver Description