BOI 2013 takes place in Rostock, Germany, April 8-12. It is organized by BWINF (German National Initiative for Talents in Informatics) and the Department of Computer Science of Rostock University. All of BWINF’s OI activities are supported by Max-Planck-Institute in Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany.

BOI is organized under the auspices of Mathias Brodkorb, Minister of Education, Science, and Culture of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Welcome by the Minister of Education, Science, and Culture of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Dear Participants of the 2013 Baltic Olympiad in Informatics,

As the Minister of Education, Science and Culture and also as patron of this event, it is a privilege and a very great pleasure for me to welcome you to my home town, the beautiful city of Rostock.
Given our central position in the heart of Europe, it is one of the aims and objectives of our state of Mecklenburg–West Pomerania to be a part of and to play an active role in the development of the lively Baltic region – an aim which we undoubtedly share with you.
Strong ties, especially among the young people of different nations, are the foundations of the future Europe – a Europe of peace and prosperity. Your skills in informatics are likely to play a significant role in achieving that.
I wish you a pleasant and interesting stay, a successful contest, and plenty of opportunities to widen your experience and to form new friendships.
All the best.

Mathias Brodkorb
Minister of Education, Science, and Culture of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Welcome by the Rector of the University of Rostock

I am pleased to welcome you to the BOI 2013 in Rostock. The University of Rostock was founded in 1419. Hence it was not only one of the oldest German universities, but at the same time the oldest in the entire Baltic Sea region. Our motto TRADITIO ET INNOVATIO reflects our almost 600 years of history and our courage to try something new.

For your scientific competition I wish you good ideas and good luck. It is the Olympic idea that counts.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schareck
Rector of the University of Rostock

Welcome by the President of German Informatics Society

Dear participants of BOI 2013,
welcome to Germany! The German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. – GI) represents about 20,000 computer science and IT professionals from industry and academia. GI is the founding partner of the BWINF initiative for young IT talents. BWINF annually runs national contests in informatics and both qualifies and selects the teams that represent Germany in international informatics olympiads. BWINF is managing partner of BOI 2013 and GI is proud to support this event as well. On behalf of GI, I wish you all a remarkable stay and a bright future as informatics professionals.

Prof. Oliver Günther, Ph.D.
President German Informatics Society (GI)