ORG Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Title BIO James Powell is Director of Internet Application Development (which includes both Middleware Services and Web Application Research and Development) at Virginia Tech. Prior to assuming this position, he was head of Web Application Research and Development for four years. He is the author of a book ("HTML Plus!": Integrated Media Group), and has contributed sections on VRML, HTML, and search engines to two editions of the American Library Association's "Cybrarian's Manual." The Internet Application group is responsible for developing many enterprise level web and directory-enabled applications, particularly those that represent the convergence of web and middleware technologies, such as the the university portal.