The winners, Børge Mikkelsen, Øyvind Grotmol and Erling Ellingsen, along with coach Nils Grimsmo, will travel to Shanghai, China for the 2005 finals in April 2005. The Association for Computer Machinery's (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest is the oldest, largest, computer programming contest in the world. This year's annual contest, the 29th, has drawn more than 3,000 student teams from 1,400 universities worldwide. Students compete in regional contests like the one in Sweden to narrow the field; the 75 best teams including NTNU's victors will compete in the 2005 finals. The victory is a good example of the strength that can come from interdisciplinary cooperation, because the team members come from three different departments at NTNU. Mikkelsen is a student from the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Grotmol is from the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, and Ellingsen is from the Department of Computer and Information Science.