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Dear friends!

We are honoured to host the 13th Central European Olympiad in Informatics in Croatia, and we are inviting everyone to attend. We will do our best to make CEOI 2006 a memorable occasion and hope you will meet old friends and make new ones.
Teams from all CEOI countries have been invited to come to Croatia, and we will also try to get some new countries to join.

CEOI - What is it?

The first International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) for secondary school students, supported by UNESCO, was organized in 1989. Only 13 countries took part in the first competition, held in Pravetz, Bulgaria. A year later already 25 countries sent their teams, composed of four students and two team leaders, to Minsk, Belorussian Republic, Soviet Union. In the subsequent years the number of participating countries rose, and last year in Nowy Sacz, Poland, over 70 countries participated in IOI.

Inspired by the fast-growing popularity of the IOI, the Romanian team proposed in 1993 to organize a similar event for the Central European countries (as a matter of fact, they have been organizing the Olympiad in Informatics of the Balkan countries since many years). Shortly thereafter, Romania officially invited the teams of Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia to participate in the first Central European Olympiad in Informatics (CEOI). Five of these eight countries Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania sent their teams to Cluj in May 1994 where, upon special invitation, four more teams also took part in the contest. CEOI 1994 was hosted by the "Tiberiu Popovic" secondary school in informatics, Cluj; the organizing committees were headed by Ms Clara Ionescu and Dr Horia Georgescu.

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