CEOI 2014 takes place in Jena, Thuringia, Germany, June 18-24. It is organized by BWINF (German National Initiative for Talents in Informatics), the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena and the Carl-Zeiss-Gymnasium Jena. All of BWINF’s activities are supported by Max-Planck-Institute in Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany.

CEOI 2014 is organized under the auspices of Cristoph Matschie, Thuringian Minister of Education, Science and Culture.


Welcome by the Thuringian Minister of Education, Science and Culture

Christoph Matschie

Mr. Christoph Matschie, Thuringian Minister of Education, Science and Culture

Dear participants of the 2014 Central European Olympiad in Informatics,

Jena, the city of sciences is looking forward to you. Friedrich-Schiller-University and Carl Zeiss-Gymnasium together with the German National Contests in Computer Science have prepared this year’s Central European Olympiad in Informatics. The challenging competition is not the only event that awaits you. The attractive supporting program offers many opportunities for professional exchange and experience.

I am glad to be the patron of this event. The competition is a great opportunity to support and promote young talents in computer sciences and to open perspectives.

I warmly welcome you: Take a good look around. Jena is a young vibrant city with excellent career prospects. The close networking with the industry has been tradition in Jena since Zeiss, Abbe, and Schott. Scientists from all around the world research in sectors of the future. Who knows – perhaps one of you will join us.

I wish you much success and lots of fun and hope that you will benefit from your participation in our competition in many ways.

Christoph Matschie

Thuringian Minister of Education, Science and Culture


Rafting and rating

SO there was the last and the most important day of the CEOI 2014 in Jena. We started with a rafting tour on the river Saale. At first it was pretty cold. So it wasn’t too much fun of getting each other wet. But then we stopped for a break. Had some very bad grilled bratwurst. …

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Competition and freetime

Today there was the second competition day. And we followed again the ranking. It was interesting to see that the last task was difficult for everyone. But I liked a phrase in the cake task: Leopold likes to eat cakes and Molly to watch Leopold eating cake. After 5 hours of programming for you and 5 …

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