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


Construct - A Multi-agent Network Model for the
Co-evolution of Agents and Socio-cultural Environments

Craig Schreiber, Kathleen M. Carley

May 2004

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

Keywords: Organization theory, computational analysis, social networks, multi-agent simulation, socio-cultural environment, information diffusion, socio-technical environment, model validation

The Construct technical report describes the Construct model and lists the theories which it incorporates. Scientific literature that has used the model is listed as well as representative examples of real-world use within organizations. The report also defines the input and output variables and describes the various input and output files used with Construct. System requirements and performance characteristics are provided. Illustrative examples furnish a mini-tutorial on how to run virtual experiments with Construct.

30 pages

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