the Functional RESONANCE

The 14th FRAMily Meeting/Workshop in Kyoto, Japan


Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates:

What's New

Important: The meeting has been rescheduled on
November 15 - 17, 2022!

    We are happy to announce that the 14th International Workshop on the Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM) will be held on November 15-17, 2022 Kyoto, Japan. The workshop will begin with an optional half-day FRAM tutorial in the morning of November 15, and continue with 2.5 days of meetings and discussions on November 15-17. The workshop is planned as an ordinary, pre-Covid-19 workshop.

Important Dates

Meeting Date November 15-17, 2022
Registration opens Expected August 1, 2022
Deadline for abstracts/suggested topics August 31, 2022
Notice to authors September 30, 2022
Deadline for registration Expected October 31, 2022

We would kindly ask you to follow our updates.

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Abstract submission

You are now encouraged to submit proposals for contents. Please see the following "Discussion topics, presentations and papers" section for more detail and submit your abstract by e-mail.

Submission e-mail address:


Last Update: April 14, 2022

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.

Please submit your abstract to:

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.


To register for the workshop, please fill in the registration form which is expected to be available from August 1 to October 31, 2022. The registration fee for the workshop is 35,000 JPY and includes participation in the workshop on November 15-17, coffee breaks and lunches. The additional fee for the FRAM tutorial in the morning of November 15 is 4,000 JPY. 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 8,000 JPY.

Registration fee

Participation in the workshop on November 15 - 17 35,000 JPY
Additional fee for the FRAM tutorial 4,000 JPY
Additional fee for the dinner 8,000 JPY

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


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 available from June 1st.


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