Date Added: Feb 2013
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) as an emerging technology face numerous challenges. Sensor nodes are usually resources constrained, also, they are vulnerable to physical attacks or node compromises. Autonomic Computing is a steadily emerging and promising research field. In the domain of simplifying interoperability, it aims to diminish the management complexity in several industries and systems. Self-protection in WSNs hasn't been deeply studied before, because of the high rate of fails. The major concern in WSN is to maximize the network's Lifetime. In this paper, a framework that embeds autonomic capabilities into WSN systems is proposed. The proposed framework provides self-protection features in cases of unauthorized, inadvertent and intentional change in security parameters.