International Olympiads in Informatics'

ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest - ICPC

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is organized annually by ACM. It is a prestigious contest for teams of university students, that started in 1970.

Each team has one computer to solve a bundle of programming problems in five hours. Programs may be submitted during the contest and are evaluated instantly. Erroneous submissions get a penalty, but the team may resubmit adapted programs for the same problem.

Approximately 60 teams compete in the ICPC World Finals, which is typically held late February, March, or early April. In order to earn a spot on the Finals, teams go to regional contests in over 25 regions across the globe. And preceding that there are often local contests to get to the regionals.

Agora Programming Contest - APC

The Agora Programming Contest (APC) is an international competition for high-school and university students. It is organized by the GInfo Editorial Office and the Agora Media Publishing House.

E-Mail Informatics Contest - EIC

The E-Mail Informatics Contest (EIC) is open to all high school and college students with their own e-mail address. The problems must be solved in Pascal or C/C++. The organizers Maria and Adrian Nita are teachers at the "Emanuil Gojdu" High School in Oradea, Romania.

Internet Problem Solving Contest - IPSC

IPSC is an internet competition in programming for teams. Its purpose is to compare problem solving skills of people from around the world and, of course, to have fun. In 2002, more than 400 teams participated, so do not hesitate and join us!

International Competition in Programming - ICP

The ICP is intended for pupils between the ages of 16 and 19 years. The programming languages are Visual Basic, C, C++, Delphi, Pascal, Java under OS Windows (DOS).

The competition is organized by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport of the Czech Republic. It was first organized in 1993.

The closing date for the preliminary round of ICP 2001 is May 15, 2000. The finals take place in October 2001, during the international Invex Computer 2001 fair, Brno, Czech Republic.

Contact information

Stanice Techniku Vysehrad
Vratislavova 15
128 00 PRAHA 2
Czech Republic
Phone: +420-2-2492-0915
E-mail: (Jiri Kosek,