Tools and Methods to Create Scenarios for Experimental Research in the Network Science Research Laboratory (NSRL)

Report No. ARL-TR-7556
Authors: Anjuli R Smith and Rommie Hardy
Date/Pages: December 2015; 24 pages
Abstract: Using a 3-phase approach, we illustrate how to create a scenario that can be used in the Network Science Research Laboratory (NSRL) for experimental research purposes. In the first phase (Planning), the overall design of the scenario is formed; in the second phase (Execution), methods for realizing the design plan are discussed, and in the final phase (Visualization), tools and methods for visualizing and running the scenario are outlined. Although this report does not go into the full length of the work it takes to implement every permutation possible within each phase, examples are given of existing code that has been used in NSRL in order to create working scenarios. Through the use of the tools and methods outlined in this report, scenarios can be developed for experimenting research areas in network science.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: December 1, 2015