Institute for Software Research
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University


Specifying Agents in Construct

Brian R. Hirshman, Kathleen M. Carley, Michael J. Kowalchuck

May 2007


Keywords: Construct, multi-agent simulation, dynamic network analysis, social network analysis, agents, agent modeling, agent class style sheet

Construct is a multi-agent simulation tool that is commonly used to investigate dynamic behavior in complex sociocultural systems. This technical report describes the parameters necessary to specify agents in the simulation, focusing especially on the features which help describe agent behavior. It also introduces a number of pre-defined agent classes, stock-agents which can be used to quickly build up a simulation. This document is intended both as an introduction to Construct model and as a reference guide for simulation experts and casual modelers.

69 pages

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