"Shenzhen International Conference on Advanced Science and Technology (SICAST)"was initial as a summit international conference in Shenzhen in advances science and technology. It is a bi-year series conference, According to the suggestions of the committee at the preparatory meeting held in Shenzhen University in the year of 2006, all the attendees are only nominated and invited by International Committee only, and in the coming years the SICAST will be focused on THz science, technology and applications.
SICAST is a "Pure Science" conference, it aims at providing a global platform as good as possible for the top scientists from all over the world to presenting their research results and activities, discussion and exchanging scientific ideas freely so long as the topics are not involved with any sensitive matters. The first SICAST on THz Science and Technology was held in November, 2007 in Shenzhen and have successfully held five times, there are about 100 participants and more than 20 invited speakers at each SICAST. It is sponsored by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), National Science Foundation and the Municipal Government of Shenzhen.
The On-line Journal of Terahertz Science and Technology (TST, http://www.tstnetwork.org) and the special website "Terahertz Research & Development Network of China (TRDNC, http://www.thznetwork.org.cn)" both serve as the unique publication platform of the SICAST. The TRDNC is the first professional website on Terahertz in China. As the first Terahertz journal in the world, the TST is registered in the USA, and it is completely free of charge for reading，download and publication so far. Aiming at enlightening the researchers in Terahertz area, all the manuscripts of the talks presented at the SICAST will be published in TST, which has had more than 10000 readers already. TST also accepts submitted papers for publication after pre-review.
In the 6th SICAST (2017), there are 14 plenary talks given by famous scientists from 8 countries, and 10 oral presentations given by Chinese outstanding young scientists in the Terahertz research field.