This year we continue running competitions based on the codingame card game Legends of Code and Magic in its two lanes version. Competitions are collocated with two events:
Detailed rules are available on the contest webpage, you can also ask me directly in case of any doubts.
No need to send any research paper or attend the conference (but of course you can if you want). We mostly welcome any solution.
There should be money prizes given by IEEE CIS (but they take some time to reach their destination as I know ;p).
PS If anyone interested, we finally get some LOCM-based research-like work done. Available on ArXiv under a fancy name of Evolutionary Approach to Collectible Card Game Arena Deckbuilding using Active Genes.