In 2009, the two Executive Committees of the International Association for Computing And Philosophy and of the Society for Machines and Mentality (SFMM) have agreed to transform SFMM into a IACAP Special Interest Group (SIG)

Among the many advantages brought about by the creation of the new SFMM-SIG are: enhanced synergies between the two groups in organising activities and events (e.g. APA meetings) and attracting high-quality research; economic savings; and the transformation of Springer’s Minds and Machines into an IACAP official journal.