The first edition of the Conference was promoted by the University of Florence in 2009. In this first edition, 70 people from 40 different countries attended the Conference.
The second edition took place a year later and was promoted by the University of Oporto. Nearly 100 researchers from 26 different countries were present.
The third edition took place in Madrid and was organised with the collaboration of the Universidad Complutense.
Researchers from 31 countries from all over the world attended GFC 2012.