Wednesday, June 11, 2008
International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI)
The International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) is an annual informatics competition for secondary school students.The first IOI was held in 1989 in Pravetz Bulgaria.The 20th International Olympiad in Informatics will be held in Egypt, August 2008, at Mubarak city for education located in the new district 6 october of Cairo metropolitan.The primary goal of the IOI is to stimulate interest in informatics (computing science) and information technology. Another important goal is to bring together exceptionally talented students from various countries and to have them share scientific and cultural experiences.Students compete on an individual basis, with up to four students competing from each participating country (with around 81 countries in 2004). The students compete individually and try to maximize their score by solving a set of informatics problems during two competition days. The problems are algorithmic programming problems to be solved on a personal computer. Cultural and recreational events are organized on the remaining days of the competition.