International BOI 2016 programming contest at the Department of Computer Science


The best young programmers around the Baltic Sea will compete in May 2016 at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki in Baltic Olympiad in Informatics 2016.






Baltic Olympiad in Informatics (BOI) is a programming contest for countries around the Baltic Sea. The contest has been organized since 1995. This year BOI will take place in Helsinki May 11-15. The contest venue is the Department of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki.

Teams from nine countries will take part in the contest: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany. Each country will send a team that consists of six secondary school contestants and two team leaders. The contestants have been selected in local contests in each country.

The topic of the contest is algorithm design and programming. The contest consists of two five-hour sessions. During each session, the participants solve three difficult programming tasks. The solutions will be evaluated automatically using test data.

Finland has participated in the contest since 1998 and won 4 gold medals, 15 silver medals, and 30 bronze medals. Last year the contest took place in Warsaw, Poland, and the Finnish team achieved two silver medals and four bronze medals.

The best BOI contestants will advance to the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) that will take place in August 2016 in Russia.


BOI 2016 website:


More information:

Antti Laaksonen

Contest Coordinator

Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki

050 552 9646


Picture: Toni Annala

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15.02.2016 - 17:19

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