Modeling and Solving Real Life Global Optimization Problems with Meta-Heuristic Methods
A. Mucherino, O. Seref

Many real life problems can be modeled as global optimization problems. There are many examples that come from agriculture, chemistry, biology and other fields. Meta-heuristic methods for global optimization are flexible and easy to implement and they can provide high quality solutions. In this chapter, we give a brief review of the frequently used heuristic methods for global optimization. We also provide examples of real life problems modeled as global optimization problems and solved by meta-heuristic methods, with the aim of analyzing the heuristic approach which is implemented.