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


Construct User Guide

Kathleen M. Carley, Kenny Joseph, Michael Kowalchuck,
Michael J. Lanham, Geoffrey P. Morgan

December 2014

Center for the Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems
CASOS Technical Report

Supercedes CASOS Technical Report
CMU-ISR-12-112, November 2012 and
CMU-ISR-14-105 (May 2014, Construct User Guide)


Keywords: Construct, multi-agent simulation, dynamic network analysis, agent-based modeling, information diffusion, belief diffusion, agent-based simulation, modeling and simulation

This technical report provides users and researchers information on the configuration and use of Construct, the CASOS dynamic network, agent-based, information and belief diffusion simulation of complex socio-technical systems. The report provides a Quick Start Guide to Construct, a detailed discussion of its configuration, and use through a sample problem and virtual experiment configuration exemplar, and a set of appendices with additional useful information. This document is intended both as an introduction to Construct for casual modelers as well as a reference guide for researchers, modelers, and simulationists.

162 pages

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