· IATI’2021 will be conducted as an online competition.
· Because different countries have different restrictions on attending school halls and gathering people in one place, this year we allow competitors to work from home.
· This does not prohibit in some places with less pandemic restrictions, competitors to be gathered in one room.
· To ensure fairness of the competition, the competition system we will use, has integrated capabilities to monitor the competitor's screen and to monitor the competitor through a camera.
Requirements for the competitor's computer
· The competitor can use any middle-class personal computer (with e.g. 8 GB RAM, at least 64 GB of free usable storage space, CPU 2.5 GHz with at least 2 cores/4 threads) on which he/she can work with a C++ language environment, for example with CodeBlocks.
· The competitor’s computer must have a camera (built-in or external).
· Good internet connection is required.
· The operating system can be Windows, or Linux (e.g. Ubuntu), or other.
· The recommended browser for working with the competition system is Google Chrome.
· The competitor's computer may have a C ++ language environment installed, as well as other utilities, e.g. to open pdf documents, zip and text files.
· Only a single screen is allowed per participant, i.e., cannot be used multiple external monitors
· The competitor's computer hardware specifications do not necessarily match the grading computer specifications.
· Hardware/network/electrical failures of contestant’s computer will not be grounds for extra time. Please provide spares for redundancy, if possible.
Brief Description of the Contest Rules
· Competitors are expected to use and submit their solution through the BOS Bulgarian competition (judging) system, through a browser and internet connection.
· Task solutions should be written in C/C++
· Reference materials (written, printed, or digital forms) are not allowed.
· Exceptions may be made for physical (printed) dictionaries.
· During the contest, contestants should not (directly or indirectly) access any online resources.
· During the competition there should be no communication with another person, except for asking questions through the competition system.
· There will be no online scoreboard during the contest, neither for the contestants nor the leaders. Results will be posted after each contest day.
· Any suspicions of cheating will be investigated accordingly.
Proctors and Team Leaders
· In places where more than one competitor will be gathered, there is expected to have a proctor.
· The team leader is expected to be responsible for enforcing the online IATI’2021 contest rules for her/his team.
· The team leader must distribute the credentials for entering the competition system individually to each contestant.