These proceedings encapsulate the progress made in modeling casting processes and liquid-solid phase transformations over the years. The papers presented provide a clear picture of the modeling activities for processes involving solidification, covering continuous casting, welding, remelting, semi-solid, and shape and ingot casting processes. Other topics related to casting technologies, such as liquid metal treatment and casting tools (e.g., mold manufacturing and life time), are also examined. These proceedings bring together leading academic research that brings up to date information from the industry. Classical studies of structure and segregation formed upon solidification as well as new in-situ observation techniques are addressed.