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The main idea behind the creation of the « International Olympiads in Problem Solving (IOPS) » is to propose a common contest for both school students and university students.
The aim of the Olympiads is to showcase the skills in problem solving and competitive programming in the computing sciences and engineering among the participating countries.

Thus, the participating contestants can share their proficiencies in information and communication technologies.



The « International Olympiads in Problem Solving (IOPS) » is to be organized yearly by one of the participating countries. For each participating country, a national steering committee is appointed to make intense training and fair selection of the national delegation.
The national steering committee is free to choose the adequate procedures for training and conducting local and national contests. The national delegation is composed of 4 to 12 contestants and two representatives of the national steering committee.
Students compete individually and try to solve the maximum problems by finding the most efficient solutions. Any school student or university student aged no more than 25 years is eligible to compete in the Olympiad.



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I. Preamble

I.1. Aims

The International Olympiads in Problem Solving is a multi-tiers competition for both school students and university students.

The aim of the Olympiads is to showcase the skills in problem solving and competitive programming in the computing sciences and engineering among the participating countries. Thus, the participating contestants can share their proficiencies in information and communication technologies.

I.2. Participation

The « International Olympiads in Problem Solving (IOPS) » is to be organized yearly by one of the participating countries.

All countries which have an officially recognized relationship with the United Nations or UNESCO are welcomed to participate.

For each participating country, a national steering committee is appointed to make intense training and fair selection of the national delegation.

The national steering committee is free to choose the adequate procedures for training and conducting local and national contests.

Only contestants selected to be members of their national delegation can attend the international world final of the Olympiad.

The selection of contestants for the national delegation of a participating country is the sole responsibility of the national steering committee of that country.

A national delegation is composed of 4 to 12 contestants and two representatives of the national steering committee.

Students compete individually and try to solve the maximum problems by finding the most efficient solutions.

Any school student or university student aged no more than 25 years is eligible to compete in the Olympiad.

The international steering committee is responsible for the conduction of the Olympiad's Final. The number of contestants per national delegation (4 to 12) is fixed annually based on the number of participating countries, the format of the Olympiads Finals (Multi-Sites or Single-Site) and the capacity(ies) of the site(s).

The international steering committee organizes yearly an award ceremony in one of the participating countries.

The top three contestants and one of the representatives of their delegations are invited to the award ceremony.

II. The international world final: IPOS'n (where n is the year of the contest)

The international world final must be held in July/August of every year and hosted by a participating country.

The designation for the host country is made at the yearly meeting of the international steering committee.

II.1. Members of the international steering committee

Each national committee will appoint two members to represent the country in the international steering committee: the head of the national steering committee and the head of the national scientific committee.

II.2. The annual meeting of the international steering committee

The annual meeting of the international steering committee must be held during the international contest. The international steering committee is responsible for the conduct of the international contest. Each year, the international steering committee processes the proposal for hosting the international contest and chooses the best one. Also the international steering committee may revise the current rules (see section VII. Revision of the Rules).

II.3. Submitting a host proposal for the international world final

Each national steering committee can submit a proposal to host the international world final to the head of the international steering committee.

II.4. Selection Process of the hosting country for IOPS'n

The selection process of the hosting country for IOPS'n must be defined and declared each year by a call for proposal.

The proposals must be examined by the members of the international steering committee.

It is the responsibility of the head of the international steering committee to forward the received proposal to the members of the international steering committee at least one month before the annual meeting of the international steering committee.

The members of the international steering committee choose the best proposal by a secret vote during the annual meeting of the international steering committee.

II.5. The international scientific committee

The members of the international scientific committee are the heads of national scientific committees.

The members of the international scientific committee are responsible for the selection of problems for the international contest.

Problems are submitted to the international scientific committee from the different national scientific committee.

Judges and Problems for the international contest are designated by the head of the scientific committee after the consultation of the members of the international scientific committee.

III. The national contest

Each participating country must hold a national contest in order to designate the national delegation which will represent the country at the international contest.

A national contest must be held during the period before April of each year.

III.1. The national steering committee

A national steering committee is responsible for the conduct of the national contest.

The winners of the national contest are the members of the national delegation.

III.2. Members of the national steering committee

The national steering committee is formed by the members involved in the conduct of the national and local contests of each country.

III.3 The national steering committee regular meeting

The national steering committee regular meeting must be held during the national contest.

The members of the steering committee are responsible for the conduct of the national contest and eventual local sub-contests.

III.4. The national scientific committee

The head of the scientific committee, designated by the national steering committee, is scientifically responsible of the conduct of the national contest and the control of the conduct of local contests. The head of scientific committee appoints members that can help him to fulfill its duties.

The head of scientific committee appoints judges for the national and local contests.

The members of the scientific committee are responsible for the creation of problems for national contest and local contests. They can also propose problems for the international contest by submitting them to the international scientific committee.

IV. Local Contests

Local contests can be organized to qualify to the national contest.

A local steering committee is appointed by the national steering committee to conduct such contests.

Local contests must be conducted during the period from January to March of each year and before the conduct of the national contest.

V. Training

Training for Problem Solving must be the key task of the national steering committee which can delegate it to appointed local steering committee.

Training camps are to be organized during the period from the end of the international contest (July/August) to the beginning of local contests (January).

The aim of training camp is to improve the problem solving skills and the coding skills of participants.

VI. Conduct of a Contest

VI.1. International Contest

The contest director is the head of the international steering committee.

The chief judge is the head of the international scientific committee.

The contest director of operations is the head of the national steering committee of the hosting country.

The contest judge’s coordinator is the head of the national scientific committee of the hosting country.

VI.2. National and Local Contests

A contest must be conducted under the control of a contest director designated by the head of the national steering committee and a chief judge designated by the head of the national scientific committee.

VI.3. Conduct, Judging Rules and Prizes

For each contest, the conduct, the judging rules and the attribution of prizes are the sole responsibility of the chief judge.

VII. Revision of the Rules

Any national committee can submit a request for rules revision (hereafter designated by R3).

Each R3 must be approved by 75% or more of the members of the national steering committee during its annual regular meeting.

R3 are discussed by the members of the international steering committee during its annual regular meeting.

An R3 receiving the support of 60% or more of the members of the international steering committee is definitely adopted and the current rules will be updated with the content of that R3.

Events

Registration for the TOPS will be open soon. 2017-07-15T18:23:18
Tunisian Olympiad in Problem Solving Inscription.
A reception for the launch of the IOPS will be organized on 24 August. Several prestigious personalities will honor the opening by their presence. 2017-07-14T06:12:12
Openning Day

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