The 1st International Workshop on Dew Computing

(July 7 – 8, 2016.  Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada)

About DEWCOM 2016

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.


School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section

Date and Time

July 7, 2016, 8:30am – 5:30pm; July 8, 2016, 8:30am – 12:00pm.


Don and Marion McDougall Hall (Building No: 12), Room 329

University of Prince Edward Island

550 University Avenue, Charlottetown

Prince Edward Island, Canada

Campus Map

Steering Committee (Vision & Future Organization)

Dr. Yi Pan, Georgia State University, USA (Chair)

Dr. Yingwei Wang, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

Dr. Karolj Skala, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia

Dr. Andy Rindos, IBM Emerging Technology Institute (Cloud), USA

Program Committee (Dew Computing Special Issue Review)

Dr. Yingwei Wang, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada (Chair)

Dr. Karolj Skala, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia

Dr. Yi Pan, Georgia State University, USA

Dr. Jinghua Groppe, RonPub (Research Online Publishing), Germany

Dr. Chrysanne Dimarco, University of Waterloo, Canada

Dr. Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania

Dr. Andy Rindos, IBM Emerging Technology Institute (Cloud), USA

Dr. Alisha Malloy, North Carolina Central University, USA

Dr. Bernard Chen, University of Central Arkansas, USA

Dr. Feng Gu, The City University of New York, USA

Dr. Wei Zhong, University of South Carolina Upstate, USA

Dr. Shuhui Yang, Purdue University Northwest, USA

Dr. Yuri Gordienko, National Technical University of Ukraine, Ukraine

Dr. Marjan Gushev, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia

Dr. András Pataricza, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary

Dr. Enis Afgan, Johns Hopkins University, USA (Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia)

Organizing Committee (Conference Logistics, UPEI)

Dr. Yingwei Wang (Chair)

Dr. Stephen Howard

Dr. David LeBlanc

Dr. Cezar Campeanu

Dr. Qiang Ye

Mr. Zebin Kang

Mr. Christopher Vessey

Workshop Program

July 7:

Welcome and Introduction (8:30AM – 8:40AM)

Dr. Gordon MacDonald, Associate Dean, School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, UPEI

Session 1 (8:40AM – 10:00AM)

Theme: Dew Computing Definition and Scope
Session Chair: Dr. Enis Afgan
Invited Talk: Dr. Yingwei Wang
Title: “Exploration and Comparison of Dew Computing Definitions”

Session 2 (10:30AM – 11:50AM)

Theme: Dew Computing Application
Session Chair: Dr. Chrysanne DiMarco
Invited Talk: Dr. Shuhui Yang
Title: “The Dew that Serves You — The Dew-Cloud Architecture and More”

Lunch (11:50AM – 2:00PM)

Session 3 (2:00PM – 3:20PM)

Theme: Dew Computing and other Technologies
Session Chair: Dr. Shuhui Yang
Invited Talk: Dr. Enis Afgan
Title: “Experiences with cloud computing services as a model for dew computing”

Session 4 (3:50PM – 5:10PM)

Theme: Dew Computing Future Approaches, Collaboration, and Organization
Session Chair: Dr. Yingwei Wang
Topic 1: Dew Computing Community Organization
Topic 2: Website Management
Topic 3: Host of the 2nd International Workshop on Dew Computing (DEWCOM 2017)
Other Topics
Advisory Panel: Dr. Andy Rindos, Dr. Ruppa Thulasiram, Dr. Parimala Thulasiraman, Dr. Chrysanne DiMarco, Dr. Enis Afgan, Dr. Shuhui (Grace) Yang

Dinner (6:00PM – 8:00PM)

July 8:

Group A: One-on-one Collaboration Discussions (8:30AM – 12:00PM)

Group B: Touring UPEI and PEI (8:30AM – 12:00PM)

Paper Submission and Publication

DEWCOM 2016 collaborates with Open Journal of Cloud Computing (OJCC), RonPub ( in paper publication. DEWCOM 2016 does not publish proceedings.  Instead, a special issue on Dew Computing (DC-2016) ( was arranged with OJCC. Papers can be submitted to the OJCC special issue before or after DEWCOM 2016. The members of the DEWCOM 2016 Program Committee will review the submitted papers.

Papers should be prepared using the template of OJCC, available under Authors should submit their papers directly to OJCC ( with the subject “DC-2016”.

The Program Committee organizes a peer-review process to determine if a paper can be accepted by the special issue of OJCC. Authors should perform an adequate revision to address the concerns from reviewers.

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


Here is the Registration Page.

Local participants are welcome, but lunch and dinner will only be provided to registered participants.


Charlottetown is a hot tourism place in the summer. Most hotel rooms in summer dates are sold out a few months ago before the summer. We reserved a block of rooms for DEWCOM 2016 in Best Western Charlottetown (CAD$204.99/night plus tax, Non Smoking, Full Breakfast, Free High-Speed Internet) for the period from Jul. 6 to Jul. 8. Please call the hotel (Tel: +1 902-892-2461) to book the room. You may mention that the room is reserved in the name of Yingwei Wang for DEWCOM. Please do not use online booking system because all the rooms are already sold out.

Please arrange your travel plan early.

About Charlottetown

Charlottetown is a small city on a beautiful island in the Atlantic Ocean. The island is called Prince Edward Island which is the smallest province of Canada. Charlottetown is the capital city of this province.  Prince Edward Island is one of the major tourism destinations in the East Coast of Canada and USA. The population of the whole island is only about 140,000, but every summer the number of visitors is more than 1 million. July and August are the tourism season of this island.

Charlottetown airport (airport code: YYG) has many non-stop flights to Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Halifax everyday. It also has seasonal non-stop flights to Orlando.