HMS was established in year 2000 by a team of 20 persons from Universities and Industry. Since then five National Conferences and several Workshops have been organized. The 1st National Conference was held at the University of Thessaly in 2001. Four more conferences followed, in National Technical University of Athens (2004), in University of Patras (2007), in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2010) and in the Uiversity of Thessaly (2013). The next Pan-Hellenic Conference on Metallic Materials is scheduled for 2016 in the University of Ioannina. Conference proceedings were published in all occasions.
Several Workshops have also been organised. Among them are:
- Workshop on Computational Alloy Thermodynamics, Volos, 2002 - Workshop on Mechanical Behaviour of Metallic Materials, Patras, 2005 - Workshop on Surface Engineering Technologies, Athens, 2006 - Workshop on 'Combination of metallic-ceramic materials in technological applications,' Ioannina 2009
The mission of HMS is to promote science and engineering concerned with metallic materials in Greece. The objectives of HMS are:
- The advancement of science and technology of metallic materials and metallurgy - The cooperation between scientists, academics, researchers, engineers and industrialists who are actively involved in the field of metallic materials and metallurgy - The exchange and dissemination of knowledge in the field of metallurgical science - The contribution to the improvement of Greek education in the area of metallic materials and metallurgy - The promotion of metallurgical science in Greece - The representation of the Greek metallurgical (scientific and engineering) community in relevant international societies - Intensification of the co-operation between universities, research institutions and industry.