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Impact
Definition and Measurement
We define an impact as the interdisciplinary members of the seminar project and interactivity. The impact is measured by the diversity of disciplines and amount of discussions who are involved in the project every time after each seminar is held. We count the accumulated numbers of participants, laboratories and departments. We also count numbers of questions and the characters of Q&A summary. We can see from the graph of Figure 1 that diversity of registered members has been increasing through the series of seminars. After the thirteenth seminar in December 2005, 75 participants with 24 different laboratories, 14 departments are registered. Despite each seminar is kept small enough for discussion, participants are affiliated with different laboratories and departments. Varieties of laboratories and departments are wide compared to the numbers of participants. Discussions were active in the series of seminars. During 2005, maximum numbers of questions was 39 and average was 17 (Figure 2). Maximum numbers of characters in the summary was 7185 and average was 2822 in Japanese (Figure 3). Three characters in Japanese correspond to one word in English on the average. We would like to note that the summaries were written by presenters or organizers based on their memories, and participants contribute their questions to them. The summaries are not necessary reflect the real amount and depth of discussions, but we can measure the amount of feedback to the presenters.
For the purpose of increasing the impact, new presenters of various departments different from the previous speakersí affiliations have been invited. The organizers are asking the registrants and participants to inform of the seminars to their colleagues and their friends.
Human SCINT Seminar Participants in 2005
Figure 1: Human SCINT Seminar Participants in 2005

Numbers of Questions at Human SCINT Seminars in 2005
Figure 2: Numbers of Questions at Human SCINT Seminars in 2005

Numbers of Characters in the Q&A summary at Human SCINT Seminars in 2005
Figure 3: Numbers of Characters in the Q&A summary at Human SCINT Seminars in 2005

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