Competition

The International Olympiad in Informatics, as part of the international science olympiads, has been initiated and sponsored by UNESCO since 1989, after an idea of prof. Sendov (Bulgarian delegate). The main goals of IOI are to stimulate interest in computer science and information technology and to bring toghether exceptionally talented pupils so that they can share scientific and cultural experiences.
IOI is organized annually by one of the participating countries. Each country sends a delegation of four pupils and two accompanying adults. Pupils compete individually and try to maximize their score by solving a set of informatics problems during two competition days. The tasks consist in algorithmic programming problems to be solved on a personal computer. Visit the IOIs website for more information

Past IOI editions:

  • 1989 - Pravetz, Bulgaria - May 16-19
  • 1990 - Minsk, Belarussian Republic, Soviet Union - July 15-21
  • 1991 - Athens, Greece - May 19-25
  • 1992 - Bonn, Germany - July 11-21
  • 1993 - Mendoza, Argentina - October 16-25
  • 1994 - Haninge, Sweden - July 3-10
  • 1995 - Eindhoven, The Netherlands - June 26-July 3
  • 1996 - Veszpr諬 Hungary - July 25 - August 2
  • 1997 - Cape Town, South Africa - November 30-December 7
  • 1998 - Set㥂� Portugal - September 5-12
  • 1999 - Antalya-Belek, Turkey - October 9-16
  • 2000 - Beijing, China - September 23-30
  • 2001 - Tampere, Finland - July 14-21
  • 2002 - Yong-In, Korean Republic - August 18-25
  • 2003 - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - August 16-23
  • 2004 - Athens, Greece - September 11-18
  • 2005 - Nowy Sacz, Poland - August 18-25
  • 2006 - M豩da, Yucatବ Mexico - August 13-20
  • 2007 - Zagreb, Croatia - August 15-22
  • 2008 - Cairo, Egypt - August 16-23
  • 2009 - Plovdiv, Bulgaria - August 8-15
  • 2010 - Waterloo, Canada - August 14-21
  • 2011 - Pattaya city, Thailand - July 22-29