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    LinkedIn Groups Created

    To facilitate collaborations between members of dew computing community, and to prepare for the coming DEWCOM 2018 workshop, two LinkedIn Groups were created. Among the few major social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, we chose LinkedIn because (1) it is the one that is most relevant to science and technology; (2) it is the one that can reach most of the countries. Some other platforms are blocked by some countries.

    The first group is “Dew Computing” group, and its URL is We encourage all researchers, professionals, and students who are interested in dew computing to join this group. In this way, we can easily and quickly exchange ideas related to dew computing research, products, funding, and training opportunities.

    The second group is “DEWCOM2018”, and its URL is This is an ad-hoc group specifically created for DEWCOM 2018. Joining this group is equivalent to DEWCOM 2018 registration. This group will be used to communicate all the details related to this workshop. It will be used to reach each other on the conference site and on the way to/from the conference. It will also be used to distribute DEWCOM related documents and photos. When everything is finished, this group will be deleted. For long-term connection related to this area, people should join “Dew Computing” group.

    For those who are already in LinkedIn, you may easily find these groups through the above links or search group names. For those who are not already in LinkedIn yet, you may want to do a quick LinkedIn registration and then find the groups.


    Call For Paper: The 3rd International Workshop on Dew Computing

    New research area: Dew Computing; new CFP:; new opportunities.

    DewCom STC Website Launched

    As described in, IEEE Computer Society established IEEE Computer Society Dew Computing Special Technical Community (DewCom STC) in December 2017. Because IEEE Computer Society has gone through a lengthy process to rebrand its websites, logos, and so on, the website of DewCom STC has just been launched; its URL is:

    Researchers, professionals, and students with interests in dew computing are welcomed to join DewCom STC as a member. The join link is here. DewCom STC members may be members of the IEEE, the Computer Society, or nonmembers of either. DewCom STC’s membership is free.

    The logo of DewCom STC is shown below:


    A Brief Introduction to Dew Computing in YouTube

    Authors: Kosay Jabre, Ryan Berry, Cal Morrison, and Yijun Ye.

    IEEE Computer Society to Create STC on Dew Computing

    On Dec. 20, 2017, IEEE Computer Society reviewed the status of dew computing as a new research area, and decided to create an organization to facilitate dew computing research. The name of the organization is: IEEE Computer Society Dew Computing Special Technical Community, or in its short form: DewCom STC.

    DewCom STC  is an open, international IEEE organization composed of researchers, professionals, and students with interests in dew computing. DewCom STC members may be members of the IEEE, the Computer Society, or nonmembers of either. DewCom STC’s membership is free.


    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.