FRAMily 2018

The 12th FRAMily meeting/workshop,June 11th - 13th 2018

Cardiff University , Wales


12th Workshop on the

Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM)


We are happy to announce that the 12th International Workshop on the Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM) will be hosted by Cardiff University ( ) on June 11-13, 2018 in Cardiff, UK. The workshop will begin with an optional half-day FRAM tutorial on June 11, and continue with two full days of meetings and discussions on June 12 & 13.


On the Thursday and Friday following the FRAMily meeting, an International Workshop on “Safety-II in Practice” will take place at the same venue. Please refer to the separate call for that event at


Aim of the workshop


The aim of the workshop, affectionately referred to as the FRAMily meeting, is to share experiences from research and practice using the FRAM for systems modelling, event and safety analyses, design, or similar applications. Users are encouraged to share their experiences ofstrengths and weaknesses of the method, and to provide ideas for further developments.




The workshop is open to everyone regardless of their level of experience with the FRAM; the topics of the workshop will address the uses of the FRAM in a variety of fields. Previous workshops have featured the FRAM in safety investigations, risk analyses, work studies, performance management, planning, and design in different industries as well as academia.


Participating in the workshop will provide you with an opportunity to:


•Discuss and exchange experiences on the use of the FRAM for modelling and analysing socio-technical systems.

•Receive support on your FRAM applications and industry projects.

•Learn about the latest developments and application areas of the FRAM, including the FMV (FRAM Model Visualiser).

•Get a broader perspective on the potential of the FRAM for other applications.


Discussion topics, presentations and papers


Participants are encouraged – and expected – to contribute actively to the workshop. All suggestions for contribution will be considered, however we are primarly looking for three types of submissions:


•Suggestions for discussion topics (with or without a presentation);

•Suggestions for presentations, of ongoing or already completed work in industry and/or academia (without a paper);

•Suggestions for presentations of ongoing or already completed work in industry and/or academia (with a paper).


For each type of submission, please provide a short abstract (about 200 – 400 words) with a summary of the work you would like to present or discuss and how you see your own role in that. All abstracts will be reviewed and comments to the authors will be provided.


Please submit your abstract to:


Important dates


Registration now open


Deadline for abstracts/suggested March 15, 2018


Notice to authors April 15, 2018


Deadline for registration May 15, 2018


Paper deadline (optional) May 15, 2018


Practical Information


News about the workshop will be distributed to the FRAMily group at LinkedIn. This will also be the basis for discussions and preparations of sessions. The FRAM-website ( will be updated regularly and provide the necessary information and practical links for the workshop.


Travel Details are attached here.


We have a hotel booking service being set up and will be here shortly


Registration & registration fee


To register for the workshop, please fill in the registration form here


The registration fee for the workshop is £140.00 and includes participation in the workshop on June 12 & 13, coffee breaks and lunches.


As usual, Erik has kindly agreed to run the FRAM Tutorial session on the Monday 11th June.

The additional fee for the FRAM tutorial on June 11th is £30.00.


There have been a number of enquiries about attending just the Tutorial;

so for nonconference attendees there is a special rate of £55.00;

and the registration form for this can be found here.


On the evening of June 12 there is the option to join a dinner for the workshop participants. The additional fee for the dinner is £40.00



Venue & Accommodation

School of Engineering,

Cardiff University,

Newport Road,

Cardiff CA


Scientific Organising Committee

Erik Hollnagel

David Slater

Jeanette Hounsgaard

Pedro Ferreira


Local Organising Committee

David Slater

Nippin Anand

Phil Bowen

Alastair Ross


Questions, suggestions and ideas

For further questions, suggestions and ideas do not hesitate to contact the scientific organising committee through:


We are looking forward to welcome you in Cardiff!





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