Hitachi Hokkaido University Laboratory and Hokkaido University Programming Contest 2021 (open submission)

Event | November 13, 2021

Finished Nov 13 2021 ~ Jan 31 2022

Hitachi Hokkaido University Laboratory and Hokkaido University to hold the Programming Contest 2020 focused on “Future Autonomous Distributed City Development”

Accelerating the development of multi-objective and spatio-temporal optimization solvers for local energy system through industry-academia collaboration

Hitachi Hokkaido University Laboratory (hereafter, Hitachi Hokudai Lab.) and Hokkaido University has announced the jointly organized Hitachi Hokudai Lab. & Hokkaido University Contest 2021.

In reaction to the COVID-19 Pandemic, teleworking from home has become widespread, and people’s place of work no longer depends on their place of residence, so more people are considering living in areas with nature environments. In the future, more people are expected to migrate from Japan’s densely populated large cities to its sparsely populated rural regions. In order to eliminate regional disparities in energy, maintain communities, and realize a safe and secure living environment for residents, it is important to provide a stable electric power supply, and provide a self-sustaining electric power system, which can be used even in the event of a widespread power blackout due to a disaster.

Click here for details on the competition. (Updated on Nov. 5, 2021)

Period for submission

November 13th 2021 – January 31st 2022 (Problems A and B*)
*Problem B starts on December 4th.


Hitachi Hokudai Lab, Center for Exploratory Research, Hitachi, Ltd.

Hokkaido University


Kansai University

Participant Eligibility

The programming contest is open to everybody, regardless of age, nationality, or gender. Everyone, who is interested in participating in the contest, is warmly invited to join through the following websites:

Contact Person

Tamiki Komatsuzaki

Molecule & Life Nonlinear Sciences Laboratory

Research Center of Mathematics for Social Creativity

Research Institute for Electronic Science (RIES)



*Edited on November 5, 2021: Period for submission was changed. Details on the competition was updated.