What is the IOI?
The International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) is one of the most recognized computer science competitions in the world.
The competition tasks are of algorithmic nature; however, the contestants have to show such basic IT skills as problem analysis, design of algorithms and data structures, programming and testing.
The students selected to attend the IOI are some of the best young computer scientists in the world.
Where is IOI 2013?
The venue for IOI 2013 is the University of Queensland (St Lucia Campus) in Brisbane, Australia.
UQ’s St Lucia campus is considered by many to be Australia’s most attractive. Located seven kilometres from the city’s heart on a magnificent 114-hectare site in a bend of the Brisbane River, the campus has expansive landscaped grounds and many playing fields.
Its hub is a semi-circle of cloistered buildings enclosing the Great Court, which is on the Queensland Heritage Register as well as the Register of the National Trust of Queensland.
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Who can compete in the IOI?
Each participating country selects a team of up to four secondary school students to represent their nation. Each country also brings a team leader and deputy leader. The participants are selected by a national organisation, which is nominated by the nation’s government or other official body. Only the students selected by country’s organisation may compete. Please see this page on the main IOI website for a list of member countries and contact details.
The IOI invites new countries who have not previously competed to attend as an observing country for one year. Please contact the Executive Director of the IOI for more information.