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Contest Management System

CMS, or Contest Management System, is a distributed system for running and (to some extent) organizing a programming contest.

CMS has been designed to be general and to handle many different types of contests, tasks, scorings, etc. Nonetheless, CMS has been explicitly build to be used in the 2012 International Olympiad in Informatics, held in September 2012 in Italy.

Stable version: 1.3.0

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Development version: 1.4.0pre

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Please, help us help you!

Have you ever wanted to give us your opinion about CMS and let us hear your voice? Now it's the time!

You can fill this form to let us know about you and your general opinion on CMS, and this other form to let us know about specific contests you ran with CMS (you can fill this second form several times for different contests).


To learn how to install and use CMS, please read the documentation, available at

If you have questions or need help troubleshooting some problem, contact us in the chat at gitter, or write on the support mailing list, where no registration is required (you can see the archives on Google Groups).

To help with the troubleshooting, you can upload on some online pastebin the relevant log files, that you can find in /var/local/log/cms/ (if CMS was running installed) or in ./log (if it was running from the local copy).

If you encountered a bug, please file an issue on GitHub following the instructions in the issue template.

Please don't file issues to ask for help, we are happy to help on the mailing list or on gitter, and it is more likely somebody will answer your query sooner.

You can subscribe to to receive announcements of new releases and other important news. Register on Google Groups.

For development queries, you can write to and as before subscribe or see the archives on Google Groups.