Blocks and Beyond 2019: Beyond Blocks
A VL/HCC 2019 workshop in Memphis, TN, USA, Oct. 18, 2019

Call for Demos and Posters
(Abstracts due Fri. Sep. 20 Mon. Sep. 23; optional summary documents due Fri Oct 25, but before workshop is better!)

Important: Although the demo/poster abstract submission deadline is Fri. Sep. 20 Mon. Sep. 23, note that early registration ends on Fri. Sep. 13, and hotel rooms are being held until only Sun. Sep. 22. You are encouraged to take advantage of early registration and hotel reservations! See the VL/HCC 2019 site for details.

Anyone planning to attend the Blocks and Beyond workshop (Fri. Oct. 18, 2019, in Memphis, TN) is invited to present a demo and/or poster in a "blocks playground" session at the workshop. This is a great way to interact with other attendees and get feedback from them on your work. (If you're not doing any work in this area but are attending because you're just curious to see what others are doing, that's fine, too.)

During one of these sessions, presenters simultaeously give demos and/or present posters while other attendees circulate around the room and engage the presenters in individual or small-group discussions. Participants in previous Blocks and Beyond workshops often indicate that the blocks playgrounds were their favorite sessions because of the discussions it generated.

If you have any questions about the demo/poster session, please email the workshop organizers at

Short Abstract (Required)

If you intend to present a demo and/or poster, then by Fri. Sep. 20 Mon. Sep. 23 you should submit a short abstract (at most a few paragraphs) describing your topic to the DemosPosters track of the workshop. (Click New Submission if you already have a workshop submission.) For this option, you do not need to submit any PDF. Such abstracts will not appear in the IEEE workshop proceedings but will be posted on the workshop website.

Summary Document (Optional)

We also offer the option to submit a longer demo/poster summary document that, if accepted via a review process, will appear in the proceedings. This can be submitted any time after the required short abstract, through Fri. Oct. 25. A summary document should be at least one full page and at most two full pages (in double-column IEEE article style). It should include a short abstract in addition to the main body text, and should also include appropriate citations and references.