DIMACS: Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science 1996; 212 pp; hardcover Volume: 25 ISBN10: 0821804499 ISBN13: 9780821804490 List Price: US$75 Member Price: US$60 Order Code: DIMACS/25
 This book contains the proceedings of two workshops on computational aspects of geometric group theory. The workshops, held in the winter of 1994 at DIMACS and at the Geometry Center, covered practical group theoretic computation and theoretical problems. Containing both research and expository articles, this book is the only one available concentrating on the computational aspects of geometric group theory. Because this area involves an interplay between group theory, geometry, and automata theory, the expository articles in this book should help researchers in these fields to make connections to the other areas. Copublished with the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science beginning with Volume 8. Volumes 17 were copublished with the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM). Readership Mathematicians and computer scientists. Table of Contents  J. Burillo  Lower bounds of isoperimetric functions for nilpotent groups
 L. J. Carbone  A filtration of the chain complex of a rewriting system
 R. H. Gilman  Formal languages and infinite groups
 G. Havas, M. F. Newman, and E. A. O'Brien  Groups of deficiency zero
 D. F. Holt  The Warwick automatic groups software
 A. Juhász  Some remarks on onerelator free products with amalgamation
 I. Kapovich  Detecting quasiconvexity: Algorithmic aspects
 L. Mosher  A user's guide to the mapping class group: Once punctured surfaces
 W. Nickel  Computing nilpotent quotients of finitely presented groups
 P. Papasoglu  An algorithm detecting hyperbolicity
 G. Sénizergues  On the finite subgroups of a contextfree group
