In-Flow Peer Review

Dave Clarke, Tony Clear, Kathi Fisler, Matthias Hauswirth, Shriram Krishnamurthi, Joe Gibbs Politz, Ville Tirronen, Tobias Wrigstad

Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, 2014


Peer-review is a valuable tool that helps both the reviewee, who receives feedback about his work, and the reviewer, who sees different potential solutions and improves her ability to critique work. In-flow peer-review (IFPR) is peer-review done while an assignment is in progress. Peer-review done during this time is likely to result in greater motivation for both reviewer and reviewee. This working-group report summarizes IFPR and discusses numerous dimensions of the process, each of which alleviates some problems while raising associated concerns.


See our prior work on a tool for in-flow peer review and preliminary analysis about testing. See also our newer work on concise test suites.



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