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The 14th FRAMily Meeting/Workshop in Kyoto, Japan


Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates:

What's New

Important: The meeting has been postponed to 2022!

  • Due to the uncertain situation of the coronavirus, we unfortunately have to postpone the meeting.
  • The meeting is currently scheduled to be held in November, 2022.

Further details on the FRAMily 2022 page.

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Last Update: October 25, 2021

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 to analyse activities - how something has happened, how something happens, or how something could happen. Users are encouraged to share their experiences of from using the method, its strengths and weaknesses, and to provide ideas for further developments and enhancements.


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 work studies, performance management, investigations, planning, and design in different industries as well as academia.

Participating in these workshops provides 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) and the FMI (FRAM Model Interpreter).
  • 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 primary 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.

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.


The Workshop will be held at The SODOH Higashiyama Kyoto. The venue is located in Higashiyama district where many historical and cultural heritage sites remain.


Accommodation support

THE GENERAL KYOTO offers you special accommodation rates for hotel reservations. The rates are applied for reservations through a special link. The special link will be provided after the meeting is rescheduled.


  • Scientific Organising Committee
  • Erik Hollnagel
  • David Slater
  • Jeanette Hounsgaard
  • Pedro Ferreira
  • Local Organising Committee
  • Tetsuo Sawaragi
  • Hideki Nomoto
  • Takayuki Hirose