General Cloud-dew Architecture

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.


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.