Minutes of the
meeting of General, Assembly of the International Olympiad in Informatics held
Present: Team leaders, Deputy Team leaders, Observers, members of the International Committee of IOI, the International Scientific Committee, IOI2004 Scientific and Organising Committees.
The Chairman of the International Committee of IOI, Donald Piele, extended a hearty welcome to all present.
Spyros Bakogiannis, Chairman of the IOI2004 Organising Committee also welcomed all to this event. He then handed the meeting over to the Executive Director of IOI, Lionel Hartmann who would assist him as Co - Chairman of GA.
No apologies for absence were received.
3.0 Confirmation of minutes
The minutes of the meetings of IOI held in
Acceptance of the minutes was proposed by Thomas
4.0 Appointment of Election Scrutineers
General, Assembly approved that the scrutineers for Elections would be any past Chairman of IOI present at this Olympiad who was not involved as a Team Leader or Deputy Team Leader.
5.0 Nominations for IC and ISC
General Assembly approved that the closing date for nominations for Election to IC and ISC could be kept open until immediately before the General Assembly on Wednesday 15 September.
The following Nominations were received by the closing date:
International Committee: Ricardo Anido (Brasil) and Djura Paunic (
International Scientific Committee: Gordon Cormack (
6.0 Contest Rules and Regulations
Mike Hatsopoulos, Chairman of the Host Scientific Committee tabled the Rules and Regulations applicable to this Olympiad. After discussion these were approved by General Assembly.
7.0 Presentation of Tasks (Day 1)
Mike Hatsopoulos and his team presented the selected Tasks for Day 1. Delegates were given time to study them, submit objections, questions and queries before they were opened for discussion. After some discussion and minor amendments the following Tasks were approved by General Assembly:
Hermes, Artemis and Polygon.
8.0 Report back day 1
Members of the Host Scientific Committee received written appeals from Team Leaders and after discussion they were resolved to the satisfaction of all.
9.0 Presentation of Tasks (Day 2)
Mike Hatsopoulos and his team presented the selected Tasks for Day 2. Delegates were given about 60 minutes to study them, submit objections, questions and queries before they were opened for discussion. After some discussion a task entitled Odysseus was withdrawn and replaced. The following Tasks were approved by General Assembly:
Phidias, Empodia and Farmer.
10.0 Report back day 2
The Host Scientific Committee received written appeals from Team Leaders and after discussion they were all resolved to the satisfaction of all.
11.0Report by ISC
Jyrki Nummenmaa delivered a report on the activities of the ISC for the year. He had also briefed the IC and held several meetings during IOI to discuss various issues.
12.0 Amendments to Statutes, Explications and Appendices
12.1Office of the President of IOI. A proposal for the establishment of the Office of President of IOI was discussed by the International Committee and presented the following proposal:
The GA approves the concept of the Office of the President of IOI.
Further inputs would be
called for to reach the Executive Director by not later than
All inputs received will
be circulated to members of IC before its meeting in
Final recommendations to
the Regulations will be circulated to all members and be posted on www.ioinformatics.org by
The final proposal will be presented to the GA at IOI2005 for approval and implementation. This would mean that the first President of IOI could be elected at IOI 2005.
This proposal was unanimously accepted by General Assembly.
Translation of Tasks A proposal from
Ranking of B teams. A proposal by
participants at IOI and to qualify for medals was discussed by IC and not approved. This decision was conveyed
to GA and accepted.
12.4 Elections for IC and ISC General Assembly approved a proposal that the closing date for nominations of candidates for IC and ISC be the first GA meeting after Competition day 2.
13.0 Executive Directors Report
The Executive Directors report for the year had been circulated before IOI and copies were made available to GA. The ED highlighted some of the activities for the year and also drew attention to the progress made over the 4 year period of this office. The Report was accepted by GA.
Fundraising remained an obstacle. During the year two attempts at Fundraising had not been successful.
The Audited Financial Statements for the year were presented and approved by GA.
A Participation fee of US$300,00 for 2004/5 was approved.
14.0Announcement of future host
The Chairman of the International Committee,
16.0 Election of member of IC
The two nominees for this vacancy were each given three (3) minutes to address General Assembly.
Voting by secret ballot, observed by the scrutineers, took place. The results were announced as follows:
Ricardo Anido ( Brasil) 46 votes
Djura Paunic (Serbia Montenegro) 21 votes
Ricardo Anido was announced as the new member of IC for 2005/6/7.
17.0 Election of ISC Member
The three nominees for this vacancy were each given three (3) minutes to address General Assembly. Voting by secret ballot, observed by the scrutineers, took place. The results were announced as follows:
Gordon Cormack (
Greg Galperin (USA) 11 votes
Martin Mares (
Gordon Cormack was announced as the new member of ISC for 2005/6/7.
18.0 Results and Confirmation of medals
The host Scientific Committee tabled graphs of the overall results of the two competition days. The cut off
point for medals was approved by GA at 147. On this basis 26 Gold, 49 Silver and 71 Bronze medals would be
19.0 Voting on proposals carried forward from GA meetings
There were no items requiring voting by GA.
Wolfgang Pohl drew attention to the workshops that he was planning for 2005. These had been discussed at the informal GA during the week.
He also drew the attention of members of GA to a document entitled "Concepts, Terminology, and Notations for IOI Competition Tasks", prepared by Tom Verhoeff and requested members to get in touch with Tom if they wished to make inputs.
21.1The Chairman of IOI 2004, Spyros Bakogiannis, thanked
members of GA for their participation in IOI. He hoped they had enjoyed their visit to
22.0Dates of next meeting
The Chairman of GA announced that
the next meetings of GA would take place at IOI 2005 in Nowy
from 18 to
There being no further business, the Chairman formally closed the meetings of General Assembly of IOI 2004.