Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Computer Science

First Advisor

Dr. Mark Kerstetter

Second Advisor

Dr. John D. Hamilton

Third Advisor

Dr. John Kapenga

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


A software package for administering programming contests has been developed for DECsystem-10 timesharing computers. This package provides a neutral editing environment for contestants, a method for submitting problems for execution, and an automatic judging facility for evaluating contestants' solutions and tabulating scores. The proctor system has been used in numerous competitions, including a regional contest sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery.