Saturday, May 3, 2008

Invitation: 2nd Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad (APIO '08)

Philippine Site Contest
10 May 2008, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

A Special Project of the Computing Society of the Philippines
and Ateneo de Manila University

Organized through the Ateneo Grid and High-Performance Computing Group (A-GRID)

Dear Principal/Coach/Student:


On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad 2008 (APIO ’08), I, the Contest Director for the Philippine Site, would like to invite you/your school to participate in the 2nd Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad (APIO ’08) to be held on May 10, 2008 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Advanced Computing Laboratory, Rm. 304 A, SEC (Science and Education Complex) Building A, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

The registration fee per participant is PhP 150.

(Note: Food expense is not included in the registration fee so bring your own food and drinks. Certificates of achivement will be given to all student contestants).

Those who participated in the First Philippine National Olympiad (PNOI 2008) held last March 15, 2008 in Ateneo de Manila University are EXEMPTED from paying the registration fee.

What is the IOI?

The International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) is one of the most prominent computer science competitions in the world. The competition tasks are of an algorithmic nature; however, the contestants have to show basic skills in problem analysis, design of the algorithm needed, data structures, as well as programming and testing of their solutions. The winners of the IOI belong, no doubt, to the best young computer scientists of the world.

The IOI is one of eight International Science Olympiads. The other seven are: Mathematics IMO (since 1959), Physics IPhO (since 1967), Chemistry IChO (since 1968), Biology IBO (Since 1990), Astronomy IAO (since 1996), Geography IGEO (since 1996), and The International Linguistic Olympiad ILO (since 2003). All of them are open to High School students, younger than 20 years of age. Each country participates at the IOI with an Official Delegation, consisting of four contestants (students), one Leader and one Deputy Leader. Eligible contestants are students whose age on the 1st of July 2008 is less than 20 years and who do not attend College or University.

What is the APIO?

The Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad (APIO) is a new IOI-like competition for delegations within the South Asian / Western Pacific region.The contest will be held online, with students competing at contest sites within their own country or area. Participating countries in the APIO '07 include Australia, Bangladesh, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. The first APIO was held on May 12, 2007. The 2nd APIU will be held on May 10, 2008. The official programming languages are Pascal, C, and C++.

The deadline for submission of PRE-REGISTRATION FORM for the APIO ‘08 is on May 8, 2008.

Thank you.


Dr. Rafael P. Saldaña
Philippine Organizing Committee
Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad
c/o Rm. 317 A, SEC Bldg. A
School of Science and Engineering
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108
Tel. (02) 4266125
Fax. (02) 4266125 or (02) 7090907


APIO 2008 Pre-Registration Form

The Secretariat
APIO ‘08
Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad 2008
c/o Rm. 317 A, SEC Bldg. A
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Tel.: (02) 4266125
Fax.: (02) 4266125 or (02) 7090907

Sir/ Madam:

I would like to participate in the 2nd Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad (APIO ‘08).




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1 comment:

Perry Esguerra said...

Hello Raffy,

The astronomy counterpart of IPhO, IMO etc is IOAA (International Olympiad of Astronomy and Astrophysics) and not IAO (International Astronomy Olympiad). IAO is for younger students (age limit = 17).

Perry Esguerra