IIEG  
   
       
 
Pervasive Home Environment Networks (PHEN) is a two-year project funded by the UK DTI  New Wave Technologies and Markets Programme, with the aim of investigating the technologies needed to support networked home of the future. It is being done in partnership with BT Exact (the Customer Networks Research Group), Loughborough University (the Human Computer Systems Research Group) and the University of Essex (the Intelligent Inhabited Environments Group).
 
     
 
PHEN is focusing on the domestic homes environment in which appliances will be based around networked computers, enabling appliances to work both individually and cooperatively. Cooperative operation opens up the possibility for the user to configure his own unique arrangements and functionalities, thereby enabling the home user to "design" their own home "technology environment"; a significant change to the current paradigm and a significant challenge to the underlying science.
 
 
 
  The DTI conference review for PHEN was held in London on the 17 May 2005. Below are some of the photos taken on that day.  
 
 
 
Essex stand
TOP on tablet
Professor Vic Callaghan
Essex stand
Essex work
Professor Callaghan at the stand
 
       
 
University of Essex
 
     
   
       
 
Intelligent Inhabited Environments Group, Department of Computer Science
University of Essex