IOI'2003 Task Approval Procedure

Definitions
Major objection: An objection that might lead to withdrawal of at least one task in the task set. A major objection concerns an issue that, with a high probability, cannot be corrected within the time planned for task selection. Examples are: The task has already been used in another competition, the task needs too many changes, the topic is inappropriate, etc.
Minor remark: A remark that does not classify as a major objection, that is, which involves no more than a small correction. Minor remarks often concern the formulation of the task, such as ambiguities, inconsistencies, missing details, etc. They could also request for advice about translation.

Task Approval Procedure

  1. SC introduces task set for upcoming competition day.
  2. GA receives whole task set.
    1. GA gets 10 minutes for reading per task.
    2. GA submits major objections and minor remarks in writing to SC.
    3. SC prepares responses to major objections.
  3. For each task, and at end for whole set:
    1. GA Chair handles each submitted major objection as follows:
      1. SC can ask GA to vote on classification as major/minor;
        if minor, then postponed; otherwise, treated as major.
      2. SC responds to major objection.
      3. GA can debate the issue.
    2. GA Chair summarizes situation.
    3. GA votes on acceptance, modulo minor changes.
  4. If task or task set rejected in step 3,
    then SC introduces an alternative task,
    and preceding steps are applied.
  5. After approving whole task set,
    1. GA submits further minor remarks in writing.
    2. SC provides responses to GA on minor remarks.
  6. Final versions of tasks are prepared and distributed for translation.

Notes