Contemporary Mathematics 2014; 187 pp; softcover Volume: 611 ISBN10: 0821894358 ISBN13: 9780821894354 List Price: US$78 Member Price: US$62.40 Order Code: CONM/611
 This volume contains the proceedings of the International Conference on Group Theory, Combinatorics and Computing held from October 38, 2012, in Boca Raton, Florida. The papers cover a number of areas in group theory and combinatorics. Topics include finite simple groups, groups acting on structured sets, varieties of algebras, classification of groups generated by 3state automata over a 2letter alphabet, new methods for construction of codes and designs, groups with constraints on the derived subgroups of its subgroups, graphs related to conjugacy classes in groups, and lexicographical configurations. Application of computer algebra programs is incorporated in several of the papers. This volume includes expository articles on finite coverings of loops, semigroups and groups, and on the application of algebraic structures in the theory of communications. This volume is a valuable resource for researchers and graduate students working in group theory and combinatorics. The articles provide excellent examples of the interplay between the two areas. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in group theory, combinatorics, and computation. Table of Contents  M. Bianchi, M. Herzog, and E. Pacifici  On the regularity of a graph related to conjugacy classes of groups: Small valencies
 R. Grigorchuk and D. Savchuk  Selfsimilar groups acting essentially freely on the boundary of the binary rooted tree
 C. Hering, A. Krebs, and T. Edgar  Nonsymmetric lexicographic configurations
 T. Hurley  Algebraic structures for communications
 L.C. Kappe  Finite coverings: A journey through groups, loops, rings and semigroups
 R. Laue  Decompositions of KramerMesner matrices
 P. Longobardi, M. Maj, and D. J. S. Robinson  Recent results on groups with few isomorphism classes of derived subgroups
 J. Moori  Designs and codes from \(PSL_2(q)\)
 B. Plotkin  Algebraic logic and logical geometry in arbitrary varieties of algebras
 P. Spiga and A. Zalesski  A uniform upper bound for the character degree sums and GelfandGraevlike characters for finite simple groups
