DEWCOM 2017 Held in Opatija

The 2nd International Workshop on Dew Computing (DEWCOM 2017) was held successfully on May 24, 2017 in Opatija, Croatia.

Detailed information of DEWCOM 2017 can be found in the following link:

Twelve papers and 4 oral presentations were submitted to DEWCOM 2017. During the workshop, 10 papers and 3 oral presentations were presented; one invited lecture was also taught.

Researchers from the following institutions submitted their work to the workshop:

Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
NTI, Cairo, Egypt
Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Irkutsk, Russia
Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria
National  Technical  University  of  Ukraine, Ukraine
University of Paris, France
CreativiTIC Innova SL, Logroño, Spain
Medical Research Center, Kyiv, Ukraine
Faculty Of Computer and Information Science, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Private Planet, London, United Kingdom
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Faculty of Computer Science, Vienna, Austria
University of Applied Sciences, Dornbirn, Austria
University Computing Centre – SRCE, Zagreb, Croatia
HEP- Distribution System Operator Company Ltd., Pula, Croatia
CETIC Research Center, Charleroi, Belgium
Faculty of Computer Sciences and Engineering, Skopje, Macedonia
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Maribor, Slovenia
West University of Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania
University of Vienna, Faculty of Computer Science, Vienna, Austria
Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar, Pakistan
Institute e-Austria Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania
University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE, Canada

DEWCOM 2016 Held in Charlottetown

The 1st International Workshop on Dew Computing (DEWCOM 2016) was held successfully on July 7 – 8, 2016 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Detailed information of DEWCOM 2016 can be found in the following link:

The number of all DEWCOM 2016 attendees is 16. Among them, 12 are official attendees. These official attendees represent 9 institutions:

Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia
RtTech Software, Canada
Sprypoint Inc., Canada
IBM Emerging Technology Institute (Cloud), USA
Johns Hopkins University, USA
University of Waterloo, Canada
University of Manitoba, Canada
Purdue University Northwest, USA
University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

Other attendees are from UPEI departments, National Research Council of Canada, and IT companies.

All the 4 sessions of this workshop were packed with presentations and discussions. In some sessions, chairs felt hard to stop discussions and the break time became part of the session. In this workshop, ideas were exchanged and new collaborations were discussed. DEWCOM 2016 reached its goals.

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Young Researcher Dives in Dew Computing

Mane Tushar is a postgraduate student at Symbiosis International University in India. He is interested in dew computing research and wrote an article “Fog-Dew Architecture for Better Consistency.” See

Dew computing is an emerging research area with great potentials. Generally speaking, dew computing is the evolved form of traditional computing in the age of cloud computing. It involves various areas such as hardware, operating systems, networks, databases, browsers and servers. Researchers may enter dew computing research from different angles.

I am very happy to introduce Mane Tushar’s work. New ideas are precious; further discussions would also be helpful.

The First-ever Dew Computing Conference

Dew computing is a new computing model appeared after the wide acceptance of cloud computing. While cloud computing uses centralized servers to provide various services, dew computing uses on-premises computers to provide decentralized, cloud-friendly, and collaborative micro services to end-users. Dew computing is an on-premises computer software-hardware organization paradigm in the cloud computing environment, which is complementary to cloud computing. The key features of dew computing are that on-premises computers provide functionality independent of cloud services and they also collaborate with cloud services.

Dew computing has just gone through its emerging stage. A few research groups contributed to dew computing from different angles. As an emerging and fast-growing research area, it is necessary to bring researchers in this area together to exchange research progress and to envision the path ahead. The 1st International Workshop on Dew Computing (DEWCOM 2016) is the first-ever conference in this area, and it will shape the future of Dew Computing.

Details of this workshop can be found in the following link:



General Cloud-dew Architecture

dew computing

This figure describes the essential idea of dew computing. The green leaf represents an on-premises computer. The dew drops on the leaf represent some applications that are running inside the on-premises computer. These applications have two features: they provide services to users and/or devices independent of cloud services and they collaborate with cloud services.

Cited from: [16] Yingwei Wang, “Definition and Categorization of Dew Computing,” Open Journal of Cloud Computing (OJCC), vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-7, 2016.

Research Progress: Definition and Categorization of Dew Computing

A revised definition of dew computing has been proposed. This definition emphasizes two key features of dew computing: independence and collaboration. A group of dew computing categories have also been described. These categories may inspire new applications.


Call For Paper: Special Issue on Dew Computing, Open Journal of Cloud Computing

Due to the fast progress in the Dew Computing research area, “Open Journal of Cloud Computing” is going to publish a Special Issue on Dew Computing (DC-2016). The official Call For Paper is at the following link:

Here we list the scope and the important dates of this CFP:


The special issue welcomes original, high-quality research papers, short communications, reviews and visionary papers, including but NOT limited to the following topics:

Dew Computing Theory
Dew Computing Architecture
Dew Computing and Cloud Computing
Dew Computing and Fog Computing
Dew Computing and Ubiquitous Computing
Dew Computing and Internet of Things
Dew Computing and Distributed Systems
Dew Computing and Databases
Dew Computing and Networks
Dew Computing Applications
Dew Computing and Computer Hardware
Dew Transfer Protocols
Dew Computing Standardization
Dew Computing Security

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: 15 October, 2016
Author Notification: by 05 December, 2016

NOTE: The sooner that authors submit their papers, the sooner that authors get the notification. Every paper, once accepted, will be published immediately.

A Timeline Prediction

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This is Figure 1 of Resource [12] : The decade phases of the development of ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) and its relations to the G-phenomena and Distributed Computing Hierarchy: Cloud Computing (CC), Fog Computing (FC) and Dew Computing (DC).

In this figure, the development phase of Cloud Computing is marked as 2010, the development phase of Fog Computing was marked as 2015, and the development phase of Dew Computing was marked as 2020.


Research Progress: Researchers Describe the Significance of Dew Computing

A new research paper related to Dew Computing has just been published in the Open Journal of Cloud Computing (OJCC) [12] (online date: Dec. 31, 2015). In this paper, a group of researchers discussed the hierarchy of three computing paradigms: Cloud Computing (CC), Fog Computing (FC), and Dew Computing (DC).

A few paragraphs are quoted in the following:

“In this paper, the Dew Computing is described and recognized as a new structural layer in the existing distributed computing hierarchy. In the existing computing hierarchy, the Dew computing is positioned as the ground level for the Cloud and Fog computing paradigms.”

“Dew Computing (DC) goes beyond the concept of a network/storage/service, to a sub-platform – it is based on a micro-service concept in vertically distributed computing hierarchy.”

“Cloud, Fog and Dew distributed computing systems are the result of the exponential development rate of computing and related technologies over the past 50 years. This development is the most prominent driving force of the human society.”

“The new computing paradigm, Dew Computing, will focus on the three major points: Information processing (raw data and metadata describing those data), High Productivity of user-requests (programmability / reconfigurability) and High Efficiency of the equipment (complexities of everyday human information environment).”

Research Progress: A New Method to Implement LDNS in the Cloud-dew Architecture

Zebin Kang made progress in cloud-dew research. He proposed a new method to implement the Local Domain Name System (LDNS). This method is more feasible and is better in terms of system security than previous methods. Details are in