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.



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


May 22-24, 2018

Contributed Talks

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:

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting papers to the Algebra and Lattices in Hawaii-2018 Conference Proceedings is February 15 February 20, 2018.

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

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 (or another journal of your choice).

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via EasyChair; you may simply send it as an email attachment to the conference email address, Extended abstracts will not be published in the conference proceedings, but will available on the conference web-site.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 of contributed papers should be made via Easy Chair using the following

EasyChair paper submission link:



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

Future announcements will describe plans for special publications and travel arrangements. If you are interested in participating, please send a short message to the contact email below.

Organizing Committee

Local Organizers

Special Thanks To