Dr. F. Tzevelekou and Dipl. Eng. A. Flampouri of the Process Metallurgy Department of ELKEME participated in the 5th International Conference on Process Development in Iron & Steelmaking including 2nd International Process Integration Forum for the Steel Industry. Research and Development activities in steel production, covering all process steps from ironmaking to continuous casting have been presented and discussed. Additionally, issues concerning optimal resource usage and energy efficiency, systems analysis and optimization of industrial production systems for reduction of emissions and environmental impact were addressed.