PC members and, optionally, external reviewers can rate one another’s reviews. We hope this feedback will help reviewers improve the quality of their reviews. The interface appears above each visible review:
When rating a review, please consider its value for both the program committee and the authors. Helpful reviews are specific, clear, technically focused, and, when possible, provide direction for the authors’ future work. The rating options are:
HotCRP reports the numbers of non-average ratings for each review. It does not report who gave the ratings, and it never shows rating counts to authors.
To find which of your reviews might need work, simply search for “rate:−”. To find all reviews with positive ratings, search for “re:any rate:+”. You may also search for reviews with specific ratings; for instance, search for “rate:helpful”.
Chairs set how ratings work on the review settings page.
A review’s ratings are visible to any unconflicted PC members who can see the review, but HotCRP tries to hide ratings from review authors if they could figure out who assigned the rating: if only one PC member could rate a review, then that PC member’s rating is hidden from the review author.