UPEI hosts the first international workshop on dew computing

Friday, July 8, 2016
Dr. Shuhui (Grace) Yang, Purdue University Northwest; Dr. Qiang Ye, UPEI; Dr. Enis Afgan, Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Andy Rindos, IBM Emerging Technology Institute; Dr. Yingwei Wang, UPEI

UPEI hosted the first international workshop on a new proposed technology called “dew computing.” Dew computing is a computing model which appeared after the wide acceptance of cloud computing. Cloud-dew architecture is a proposed technology which makes web surfing possible, even when not connected to the Internet. This architecture can also be used in Internet of Things (IoT) and other areas. DEWCOM 2016 brought together researchers in this exciting new field July 7 and 8 on the UPEI campus.

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.

Dew computing has just gone through its emerging stage. A few research groups contributed to dew computing from different angles. With dew computing being an emerging and fast-growing research area, it is necessary to bring researchers in this area together to exchange progress and to envision the path ahead.

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