Instructions

-- April 2008 U S Open -----------------------------------------------

The April 2008 USACO Elite Competition starts in just over 10 days:

http://contest.usaco.org

Everyone has the same contest length this time: *FOUR* hours -- one
hour longer than usual.

Read the rules at the contest site if you've never read them. Results
will probably be available on Thursday, 24 April at:

http://ace.delos.com/OPEN08results



No special announcement about the results will be sent.

First-timers should consider doing the 'test' program from the USACO
training pages at http://train.usaco.org (to reinforce I/O skills)
before trying the real contest (really -- this is not an idle
suggestion).

The U S Open is the only contest for which report results for both
supervised ("proctored") and unsupervised students. The proctored
contest will be available ONLY on Thursday, 24 April. If you wish
to enter the proctored contest (and all USA students are encouraged
to do so), make sure you have identified a supervisor ("proctor")
who is a responsible adult (e.g., teacher, parent, librarian, or
neighbor). They must be present to supervise each competitor who
cites them as his/her proctor. After the contest, they must certify
that the student did not break any rules. Proctors should register
at http://ace.delos.com/usacoregister and should specify the
nickname/handle "Proctor". Proctors who have already registered DO
NOT NEED TO REGISTER AGAIN.

Non-USA students (and anyone who is not supervised) can compete in
the contest as normal on 25-28 April.

I am pleased to announce that we're working extra hard to have great
tasks for the U S Open; I am sure they will please you for their
interest and challenge.

-- Iranian National Olympiad in Informatics 2008 Online Contests ---

From: "Kian Mirjalali" <mirjalali@gmail.com>

We are glad to announce that we are hosting a series of Internet
online contests with problems from Iranian National Olympiad in
Informatics (INOI) 2008. These contests are used in Iran to select
members of the IOI team.

There will be 5 contests in one week. Each contest has 3 tasks and
will be 5 hours long. The contests are primarily intended for high
school contestants, but are open to all interested!

Visit http://contest.inoi.ir for more information and registration.

Online contests last for 24 hours (to be convenient for people all
around the world), although we encourage all participants to choose
one five hours long period for solving the tasks. They will be
held on April, 11th through 17th.

The exact program of online competitions can be found at
http://contest.inoi.ir/user.phtml?op=msg&m=info&id=5447&c=200

-- Bulgarian National Olympiad in Informatics 2008 Online Contests ---

The Bulgarian National Commission for Olympiads in Informatics is
glad to announce that will host two Internet online contests with
problems from the Bulgarian National Olympiad in Informatics, April
19 and 20, 2008. During the first contest (Group A) NC will select
the long list of the Bulgarian team for IOI-2008. During the second
contests (Group C) NC will select long list of the Bulgarian team
for Junior Balkan Olympiad in Informatics (students aged less than
15.5 years). The contests are primarily intended for school contestants
of corresponding age, but will be open to all interested!

There will be one contest for each group in each of the days 19 and
20. Each contest starts at 10:00 local time (GMT+3) and has 3
tasks. 4 hours for group C and 5 hours for Group A after the
beginning, an evaluation of submitted solutions will take place for
participants that would like to simulate a real contest. The
submissions could continue to 10:00 at the next day when a second
evaluation will take place.

Both contests will be evaluated with the grading system of IOI-2009
that will take place in Bulgaria next year. Visit https://noi3.no-ip.org/
for more information and registration.

Krassimir Manev
manev@fmi.uni-sofia.bg
Member of Bulgarian NC and IC of IOI


-- Unified Contest Schedule ------------------------------------------

* 11-17 Apr 2008 -- Five contests sponsored by Iranian Nat'l Olympiad
* 19 Apr 2008 -- Bulgarian National Olympiad in Informatics contest
* 20 Apr 2008 -- Bulgarian National Olympiad in Informatics contest
* 24 Apr 2008 -- US Open for USA and proctored international students
* 25-28 Apr 2008 -- US Open for all unproctored students
* 28 May- 5 Jun 2008 -- USA Invitational Competition (University of
Wisconsin-Parkside, 8 days, by invitation)
* 16-23 Aug 2008 -- IOI, Mubarrak City, Egypt (by invitation)