The IOI is (not) a Science Olympiad

@article{Verhoeff2006TheII,
  title={The IOI is (not) a Science Olympiad},
  author={Tom Verhoeff},
  journal={Informatics in Education},
  year={2006},
  volume={5},
  pages={147-159}
}
The International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) aspires to be a science olympiad alongside such international olympiads in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. Informatics as a discipline is well suited to a scientific approach and it offers numerous possibilities for competitions with a high scientific standing. We argue that, in its current form, the IOI fails to be scientific in the way it evaluates the work of the contestants. In this paper, we describe the major ingredients of the… CONTINUE READING

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