OLYMPIADS IN INFORMATICS, 2016, Vol. 10, pp. 195 - 205
© IOI, Vilnius University

ISSN 1822-7732

DOI: 10.15388/ioi.2016.12

Reshaping Indonesian Students Training for IOI

M. M. Inggriani LIEM

Knowledge and Software Engineering Research Group School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jalan Ganesha 10, Bandung, Indonesia
e-mail: inge@informatika.org


Indonesia has been participating at IOI (International Olympiad in Informatics) since 1995. This paper presents a result of qualitative study of Indonesian IOI participants. The supporting data are obtained from a questionnaire distributed to the IOI 2006 – IOI 2015 participants, interviews, training database, journals, and reports from the national training program. Main objective of the study is to investigate the suitability of our training program to IOI expectations. From 35 distributed questionnaires, we obtained 24 respondents. Without having prior knowledge in Computer Science, solid mathematical foundation, and algorithmic problem solving in formal education, the national training curriculum can only give the participants a foundation for general problem solving which is not enough for IOI due to increase of creativity, complexity and difficulty of IOI tasks. That is why Indonesia achievement is stabilized in bronze. Almost all of Indonesian IOI alumni are working or studying in the domain of informatics and still participating programming competitions after IOI. Most of all Indonesian IOI participants are studying in top universities and some of them are working in the worldwide prestigious IT companies.


Indonesian IOI training program, qualitative research, IOI tasks.

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