About BOI

The Baltic Olympiad in Informatics (BOI) is a computer programming contest for high school students. The main goal of BOI is to give the contestants the experience of an international event before they eventually go out to participate in the International Olympiad in Informatics. Hence, the structure of the competition and the nature of problems posed are similar to that of the IOI.

All countries situated around the Baltic Sea, including all Scandinavian countries, are regular participants in BOI. Each country may send up to six contestants accompanied by two leaders. The competition is divided into two sessions on subsequent days. Each session is five hours long, during which the student has to individually solve a set of difficult tasks by writing a computer program. After the session the programs are evaluated for correctness and efficiency by an automatic procedure.

BOI History

Year Location Countries
2012 Ventspils, Latvia 9
2011 Lyngby, Denmark 8
2010 Tartu, Estonia 9
2009 Stockholm, Sweden 8
2008 Gdynia, Poland 9
2007 Güstrow, Germany 9
2006 Heinola, Finland 9
2005 Pasvalys, Lithuania 8
2004 Ventspils, Latvia 8
2003 Tartu, Estonia 7
2002 Vilnius, Lithuania 8
2001 Sopot, Poland 8
2000 Haninge, Sweden 7
1999 Riga, Latvia 7
1998 Tartu, Estonia 5
1997 Vilnius, Lithuania 4
1996 Riga, Latvia 3
1995 Tartu, Estonia 3