In August of 2017, we lost our friend, fellow linguist, and co-organizer, Bill Davies. He was a well respected linguist and enthusiastic scholar of the languages of Indonesia, particularly Madurese, Javanese, and more recently Sundanese. We will hold this meeting in his honor, and especially encourage any work focusing on Madurese or within the research tradition that Bill pioneered. A special session with Bill’s former students and collaborators will be held at ISLOJ 7, where papers will be delivered on topics relating to fields that Bill pushed forward. We will also hold a panel discussion addressing the state of those research areas today, and directions for moving forward.