This paper gives an account of the symposium organized in May 2002 in the memory
of Dr Wolf, who died in November 2001. Many experts in the field of continuous
casting have participated to this symposium, which has been the occasion to review
the progress made in the continuous casting of conventional and thin slabs and to
evaluate the state of the art and perspectives of thin strip casting. At the same time,
general trends for the future in the steel industry have been discussed.