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OLYMPIADS IN INFORMATICS, 2012, Vol. 6, 192-198
© Institute of Mathematics and Informatics,

ISSN 1822-7732

Young Talent in Informatics \normalsizePreliminary Findings of an IOI Survey Launched by AICA in Cooperation with IT STAR

Plamen NEDKOV

Project Coordinator of the Survey E-mail: nedkov@utanet.at

Abstract

The paper presents some preliminary results of the IOI-related Survey intended to examine the experience of several Central, Eastern and Southern European countries whose participation in competitions of the International Olympiad in Informatics is truly remarkable. It identifies several common features, which have contributed to this success. These include tradition in organizing and participating in informatics-related competitions, strong emphasis on mathematics in national education, further extra-curricular activities and individual training, early start in training and competing, dedicated and motivated individuals and organizations.

Keywords:

informatics olympiads, competitions, education, motivation


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