Journal of Intelligent Systems and Internet of Things JISIoT 2690-6791 2769-786X 10.54216/JISIoT 2019 2019 A Survey on Meta-heuristic Algorithms for Global Optimization Problems Department of Operations Research, Faculty of Computers and Informatics, Zagazig University, Egypt Abdel Nasser H. Zaied, Mahmoud Ismail and Salwa El-* Sayed* Optimization is a more important field of research. With increasing the complexity of real-world problems, the more efficient and reliable optimization algorithms vital. Traditional methods are unable to solve these problems so, the first choice for solving these problems becomes meta-heuristic algorithms. Meta-heuristic algorithms proved their ability to solve more complex problems and giving more satisfying results. In this paper, we introduce the more popular meta-heuristic algorithms and their applications in addition to providing the more recent references for these algorithms. 2020 2020 48 60 10.54216/JISIoT.010104