Institute for Software Research
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Specifying Agents in Construct
Brian R. Hirshman, Kathleen M. Carley, Michael J. Kowalchuck
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.