After the successful series of the conferences, ICASP and CSSCR, we have decided to hold their 5th edition together as a joint event and at the same location. The scope is unchanged: it covers all aspects of solidification related researches and applications. This joint meeting will offer a great opportunity for the solidification experts, from both academic research area and engineering applications, to share their knowledge and new scientific achievements, and to discuss the common challenges and potential pathways for future developments. It is also expected to enhance exchanges between academic researchers and industries, from West and East, at the location of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Salzburg, at the heart of Europe. Solidification science and technology deserve the destination as we, experts in the field, place it as high as a Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s partition.