Creating informatics olympiad tasks: Exploring the black art

Burton, Benjamin A. and Hiron, Mathias (2008) Creating informatics olympiad tasks: Exploring the black art. Olympiads in Informatics, 2 16-36.

Author Burton, Benjamin A.
Hiron, Mathias
Title Creating informatics olympiad tasks: Exploring the black art
Journal name Olympiads in Informatics
ISSN 1822-7732
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 2
Start page 16
End page 36
Total pages 21
Place of publication Vilnius, Lithunia
Publisher Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
Language eng
Subject 01 Mathematical Sciences
0103 Numerical and Computational Mathematics
Abstract Each year a wealth of informatics olympiads are held worldwide at national, regional and international levels, all of which require engaging and challenging tasks that have not been seen before. Nevertheless, creating high quality tasks can be a difficult and time-consuming process. In this paper we explore some of the different techniques that problem setters can use to find new ideas for tasks and refine these ideas into problems suitable for an informatics olympiad. These techniques are illustrated through concrete examples from a variety of contests.
Keyword Programming contests
Task creation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

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