Informatics: Invitational Events
Students who perform outstandingly in the open events, particularly the AIO, may be invited to
participate in invitational events which can eventually lead to selection for Australia at IOI. The
first of these is the School of Excellence, which from 2005 will be held in December of each year. Further than
this can be individual mentoring, participation in the French Australian Regional Informatics Olympiad
(FARIO) and finally participation in the IOI itself.
Specific activities include
AIOC School of Excellence
An intense 10-day training school at the Australian National University in Canberra during December.
Based on the AIO results, we invite approximately 26 students, based on performance
in the Australian Informatics Olympiad. Students learn
a lot of new material in algorithm design, do a lot of programming in the computer
labs, and begin the process of training and selecting a team for the IOI.
Australian Invitational Informatics Olympiad (AIIO)
This event, held in February, is part of the selection process.
Asia Pacific Informatics Olympiad
This event, held in mid-March, is a team event conducted by several countries inthe Asian and Pacific area.
French Australian Regional Informatics Olympiad
An annual competition held between French and Australian students over
the internet. This is a fun competition between the two countries, and as of
2006 it will also become part of Australia's IOI team selection process. Held in April/May.
AIOC Selection School
An intense 10-day training school at Macquarie University during April.
Based on the results in the invitational events above, and performance at the AIOC
School of Excellence, we invite approximately 14 students. These undertake further training and at the culmination,
Australia's IOI team is selected.
The pinnacle of competition in computer science for high school students around
the world. Each country sends a team of four students to participate in nine hours
Students selected in the team are mentored between the time of selection and the time of
entering a short training camp held before departure for the IOI.