FRAMily 2019

The 13th FRAMily meeting/workshop,May 27th - 29th 2019

Malaga, Spain


We are happy to announce that the 13th International Workshop on the Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM) will be hosted by Universidad de Málaga May 27-29, 2019 in Málaga, Spain. The workshop will begin with an optional half-day FRAM tutorial on May 27, and continue with two full days of meetings and discussions on May 28 & 29.


On the Thursday and Friday preceding the FRAMily meeting, an International Workshop on “Safety-II in Practice” will take place in Lisbon. 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 opens December 1, 2018

Deadline for abstracts/suggested topics February 15, 2019

Notice to authors March 22, 2019

Deadline for registration March 31, 2019

Paper deadline (optional) April 30, 2019


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.


Registration & registration fee

To register for the workshop, please go to Registration page. Registration will be available from 1 December 2018 until 31 March 2019.


The registration fee for the workshop is 180.00 € and includes participation in the workshop on May 28 & 29, coffee breaks and lunches. The additional fee for the FRAM tutorial on May 27 is 40.00 €. On the evening of May 28 there is the option to join a dinner for the workshop participants. The additional fee for the dinner is 40.00 €.


Registrations only become effective upon receipt of the registration fee. The registration form and information for payment will be available soon.



Venue & Accommodation


The Workshop will be held at the School of Industrial Engineers of the University of Malaga located in:


Escuela de Ingenierias Industriales

Calle Doctor Ortiz Ramos s/n

Ampliación del Campus de Teatinos


In the following link you find the exact location:


Below, you will find some of the available hotels in Malaga capital for accommodation. To go from the city center to the School of Industrial Engineers, a bus will be made available to the attendees. The place to pick the attendees up is this


Ibis Budget Málaga 1*


Ibis Málaga Centro 2*


Hotel Don Curro 3*


Novotel Suites Málaga 4*


Tryp Alameda Málaga 4*


Ilunion 4*


Sercotel Málaga 4*


If you prefer we put at your disposal an agency that can manage your accommodation. The data of the agency are:



Contact: Sergio García



Scientific Organising Committee

Erik Hollnagel

David Slater

Jeanette Hounsgaard

Pedro Ferreira


Local Organising Committee

Juan Carlos Rubio Romero

María del Carmen Pardo Ferreira

Manuel Suárez Cebador

Antonio López Arquillos

María Martínez Rojas

Francisco Salguero Caparrós

Juan Antonio Torrecilla García


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 Málaga!






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