The initiative for the establishment of the Balkan Olympiad in Informatics (BOI) came from the host country of the 1st BOI - Romania (Constanza).

Dr. Stelian Niculescu, Dr. Horia Georgescu, Dr. Clara Ionescu were, among others, the driving force of this first unforgetable event.

Following the success of the 1st BOI, other countries continued the tradition as follows:

Year Location Flag
1994 Thesalloniki, Greece Greece Flag
1995 Varna, Bulgaria Bulgaria Flag
1996 Nicosia, Cyprus Cyprus Flag
1997 Drama, Greece Greece Flag
1998 Ankara, Turkey Turkey Flag
1999 Ioannina, Greece Greece Flag
2000 Ohrid, Macedonia Macedonia Flag
2001 Duras, Albania Albania Flag
2002 Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro Serbia&M Flag
2003 Iasi, Romania Romania Flag
2004 Plovdiv, Bulgaria Bulgaria Flag
2005 Rhodes Island, Greece Greece Flag
2006 Nicosia, Cyprus Cyprus Flag
2007 Chisinau, Moldova Moldova Flag
2008 Bitola, Macedonia Macedonia Flag
2009 Shumen, Bulgaria Bulgaria Flag
2010 Petrovac, Montenegro Montenegro Flag