Algebras and Lattices in Hawai’i

honoring Ralph Freese, Bill Lampe, and JB Nation

Three Legends of Universal Algebra and Lattice Theory, Ralph Freese, Bill Lampe, and JB Nation, worked most of their careers at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. They all will be approximately 70 years old in May 2018, and a conference is being organized to celebrate their achievements.

DEADLINE EXTENDED. Following multiple requests, the submission deadline is now extended to February 20, 2018.


Venue. The conference will be hosted by University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA.

All talks will take place in BILGER 335

Dates. May 22–24, 2018


This is a conference celebrating three mathematicians who spent their careers at University of Hawaii: Ralph Freese, Bill Lampe, and J.B.Nation.

Invited Speakers


All talks will take place in BILGER 335

Contributed Talks

Submission Information

We will referee short papers (up to 6 pages long, with possible extra 2 pages for references, tables, graphs, or pictures) and publish them with the University of Hawaii publishing service around the start of the conference, in May 2018. Long versions of the papers may be submitted later to a special issue of Algebra Universalis. (Of course, you may submit your paper to a different journal, if you wish.)

A short paper is not equivalent to an extended abstract of a proposed talk, and should contain new results which are proved, or new survey material. Papers may be submitted even if the author cannot attend the conference.

If you plan to give a talk at the conference and prefer to submit an extended abstract (1-2 pages long) instead of a paper, then you need not submit via EasyChair; you may simply send it as an email attachment to the conference email address, Extended abstracts will not be published in the conference proceedings, but will available on the conference web-site.

Submission Deadline

UPDATE: Following the multiple requests, the submission deadline is extended to February 20, 2018.

Applications for contributed talks begin in November 2017 via EasyChair. Please use the following link to submit your short paper or extended abstract:

EasyChair paper submission link:

Registration and Parking Information

Registration for the conference will be from 5pm to 7pm on Monday, May 21, outside of Keller Hall Room 401A (where there will be a low-key reception—some beer, wine, cheese and crackers).

The registration fee is $110, which includes the banquet at Willows on Wednesday Tuesday, May 22. If you bring a spouse who wants to attend the banquet, the fee will be increased by $60 to $170 total.

Please, pay the fees in cash when you register.

Registration will continue on May 22, 8:30–9:30am near Bilger Hall room 335, where all the conference presentations will occur.

The conference will start at 9:30am on May 22, with about 25 talks currently scheduled over three days, May 22–24, between 9:30am and 5:30pm. There will be invited talks of 45-50 minutes, and contributed talks of 25 minutes.

Parking on UH campus

If you plan to attend the conference, please send us a confirmation, and please indication if you will need parking on campus (this request is urgent, and we need to receive your confirmation before Monday, May 7).

If you rent a car during your travel to Hawaii, and you will need day or overnight parking on the campus for the days of the conference, you need to request it now.

We have been informed by the university parking office that we need to pay event parking early this week (week of May 7), otherwise, parking on the campus will be impossible for participants. Thus, we need to make a careful count of all of you who will need parking passes.

An all day/all night pass is $5/day on weekdays and $6/day on Saturdays (Sunday is free parking anywhere on campus).

Please, send us a note immediately if you will need the parking during the conference days May 22–24, and we will make an advance payment for the parking passes for you. If you order the passes, the cost will be added to your registration fee.

East-West Center Housing Parking. If you will be staying at East-West Center Housing (Lincoln Hall), then you can call the East-West Center Housing Office at (808) 944-7805 and ask to have a parking pass reserved for you. These passes are $5/day and permit you to park in the lower campus parking structure. The walk from the parking structure to both the Math Department and Lincoln Hall takes 10 minutes. (After hours and weekends, these parking passes should allow you to park in upper campus lots, which are much more convenient.) If you have East-West Center reserve a parking pass for you, then you will have to pick up the pass at the Parking Office which is on the lower level of the Queen Liliu’okalani Center (Hours: M–F, 7:45am–4:30pm).


The banquet is on Wednesday Tuesday, May 22, 7:00 pm at Willows

Options for Wednesday and Thursday evening

Venues with Hawaiian music, esp. for people visiting Hawaii first time.

Traditional Hawaiian music with food

Local food, no music

Live music suggestions (check the events calendar)



Rooms on the University of Hawai’i campus in Lincoln Hall will be set aside for participants of the conference. They will be available starting on December 4th on a first-come-first-served basis. The nightly rate in Lincoln Hall runs between 56 and 80 USD, depending on the type of room requested. Registered participants can contact the East-West Center Housing Office at (808) 944-7805 and mention their association with the “Algebras and Lattices in Hawai’i” conference. (Upon check-in, you will be required to prove that you have registered for the conference.) Requests may also be made by email.


Here are some other options that are a bus ride away from campus. We have not arranged a special conference rate at these hotels, but most will offer the usual discounts (e.g., AAA, AARP) as well as local (“kama aina”) discounts if presented with a Hawaii driver’s license at check-in.

Two-Star Hotels

Three-Star Hotels

Four-Star Hotels

Five-Star hotels

Further Information

If you have any questions concerning your travel to Hawaii, your accommodation or request related to your planned presentation, please, do not hesitate to send us a message.

The weather in Hawaii is warm and usually pleasant. You may have heard of Kilauea erupting on the Big Island, which is about 200 miles away from Oahu (where the conference will be held). So far, the volcano has had no impact on Oahu and we don’t forsee any problems arising at UH Manoa from volcanic activity on the Big Island.


Organizing Committee

Local Organizers

Special Thanks To



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