Euromech 98 was held in Eindhoven inNovember 1977 with the authors as chairmen. The Colloquium was attended by 48 participants from a number of European countries. Bubbles play an important role in many areas of technology: propeller-induced cavitation in ship building, cavitation in fluid machinery, nucleate boiling in reactorsand similar devices, and many processes (centrifuges, mixers) in the chemical process industry. A wide variety of research, both of fundamental and of more applied nature, is going on in universities and in industrial laboratories. Representatives from all theabove areas were included among the participants and consequently the topics raised in the presentations and discussions covered a very broad field.